National Register of Historic Places in Washoe County
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.