Francis G. Newlands Home

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Francis G. Newlands Home
Francis G. Newlands Home, Reno (Washoe County, Nevada).jpg
Francis G. Newlands Home in 1961
Francis G. Newlands Home is located in Nevada
Francis G. Newlands Home
Location 7 Elm Ct.
Reno, Nevada
Coordinates 39°31′18.37″N 119°49′10.09″W / 39.5217694°N 119.8194694°W / 39.5217694; -119.8194694Coordinates: 39°31′18.37″N 119°49′10.09″W / 39.5217694°N 119.8194694°W / 39.5217694; -119.8194694
Built 1890
Architectural style Shingle style Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000459
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL May 23, 1963[2]

The Francis G. Newlands Home, also known as Senator Francis G. Newlands House, in Reno, Nevada, United States, is the former mansion of United States Senator Francis G. Newlands. It is one of just eight National Historic Landmark-designated historic sites in the state of Nevada.

History[edit]

The house was built in 1890 in the newly popular Shingle style of Queen Anne Victorian architecture.[3] Queen Anne characteristics of the house include its "random horizontal plan with wings, bays and porches, and the steep gable roof."[4]

A front wing and an arbor were added sometime before 1908.[4]

The house was the first mansion built on a bluff overlooking the Truckee River in Reno, which became known as Newlands Heights.[4] Diverse architectural styles are represented in the area, as exemplified also by the colonial revival Hawkins House next door, another mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

The house was purchased by divorce lawyer George Thatcher in 1920.[4] Client and F.W. Woolworth Company heiress Barbara Hutton stayed in the house in 1935, as did other Thatcher clients from time to time.[4]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1963, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.[2][1][3]

The house is privately owned and not open to the public.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2006-03-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Francis G. Newlands Home". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  3. ^ a b Marilyn Larew (February, 1978). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Senator Francis G. Rowlands House PDF (423 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 1 photo, exterior, from 1961. PDF (611 KB)
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Senator Francis G. Newlands House". Three Historic Nevada Cities--Carson City, Reno, Virginia City--A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-23. 
  5. ^ "Hawkins House". Three Historic Nevada Cities--Carson City, Reno, Virginia City--A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-23.