NoeHill Travels in the American West: Nevada

National Register of Historic Places in Washoe County

National Register #86002257: Reno National Bank 18 March 2016
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National Register #86002257
Reno National Bank
204 North Virginia Street
Built 1915

This building is an example of the Beaux Arts design characteristic of the early work of Nevada architect, Frederick J. DeLongchamps. It is one of the few intact examples of commercial design from DeLongchamps' early career.

Reno National Bank was founded by George Wingfield, an entrepreneur who was important in the economic and political development of the State of Nevada.

Before moving to Reno, Wingfield made a fortune in the Tonopah and Goldfield mining booms. After the Goldfield boom ended with the panic of 1906, Wingfield moved to Reno where he invested in livestock, hotels, real estate and a chain of twelve banks.

Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination form submitted in 1986.

When we photographed the building in March 2016, it housed a casino restaurant.

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