NoeHill Travels in the American West: Nevada

National Register of Historic Places in Washoe County

National Register #83001116: Francovich House in Reno 15 March 2016
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National Register #83001116
Francovich House
557 Washington Street
Built 1899

The Francovich House is an unusual and interesting vernacular Queen Anne design that uses masonry for an architectural style more commonly expressed in wood.

Around 1900, the Reno Pressed Brick Works opened for business and for several decades the company dominated the building materials market in the western part of Nevada. More and more revival style domestic and commercial buildings were executed in brick.

The Francovich House is the earliest and most intact brick Queen Anne residence in Reno.

Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination form submitted in 1983.

When we photographed the Francovich House in March 2016, it housed law offices.

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