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National Register of Historic Places in Washoe County

National Register #02001277: Mary Lee Nichols School in Sparks 14 March 2016
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National Register #02001277
Mary Lee Nichols School
400-406 Pyramid Way
Built 1917

Mary Lee Nichols School is an excellent example of a modest educational building designed by Nevada's pre-eminent architect Frederic DeLongchamps in the Mission Revival architectural style. The line of the parapets over the two bays were originally rounded; otherwise, the building retains a remarkable level of integrity.

The school was named for the late Mary Lee Nichols, who had been a well-loved primary school teacher in Sparks.

In 1966, the school was closed and placed up for sale. When we photogrphed it in Marh 2016, it housed a private business.

Source: Adapted from the NRHP Nomination Form submitted in 2002.

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