Edward Parsons (architect)

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For other people of the same name, see Edward Parsons.

Edward Parsons (1907–1991)[1] was an American architect who practiced in Nevada and was a leader in historic preservation.[2] He was born in Tonopah, Nevada in 1907, went to school in Salt Lake City, Utah and in Reno, Nevada, and studied architecture at University of Southern California and the University of Pennsylvania.[2]

One of his works, the J. Clarence Kind House, at 751 Marsh Ave., in Reno, Nevada, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[3] He assisted in the restoration of numerous buildings, was state preservation coordinator in Nevada for the American Institute of Architects, and was active in state and local historic review bodies.[2]

Architectural works include:

Specific restoration projects to which he contributed include:[2]

He was interviewed within the University of Nevada's Oral Historic Project during 1981,[2] and donated numerous of his design drawings in 1982.[4]


  1. ^ "Docent Anne Simone presents her Research on Parsons Monday, May 7" (PDF). May 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Mary Ellen Glass and Don D. Fowler (1983). "Edward S. Parsons: Charrette! The Life of an Architect" (PDF). University of Nevada Oral History Program. 
  3. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "A Guide to the Architectural Drawings of Edward S. Parsons Collection no. NAA3". University of Nevada, Reno, Special Collections. 

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