Washoe County Library-Sparks Branch

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Washoe County Library--Sparks Branch
Washoe County Library - Sparks Branch-6.JPG
Washoe County Library-Sparks Branch is located in Nevada
Washoe County Library-Sparks Branch
Location 814 Victorian St., Sparks, Nevada
Coordinates 39°32′7″N 119°45′8″W / 39.53528°N 119.75222°W / 39.53528; -119.75222Coordinates: 39°32′7″N 119°45′8″W / 39.53528°N 119.75222°W / 39.53528; -119.75222
Area less than one acre
Built 1931
Architect DeLongchamps,Frederick J.; Rousch & Belz
Architectural style Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Mediterranean Revival
Governing body Local
MPS Architecture of Frederick J. DeLongchamps TR
NRHP Reference # 92000116[1]
Added to NRHP March 9, 1992

The Washoe County Library-Sparks Branch, at a prominent corner location at 814 Victorian St. in Sparks, Nevada, is a historic building that was designed by Nevada architect Frederick J. DeLongchamps and was built in 1931. Also known as Sparks Justice Court, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1] It was deemed significant for serving as a unique example of the Mediterranean Revival style in Sparks. It is the oldest surviving government building in Sparks.[1][2]

It was built as the Sparks Branch of the Washoe County Library system. In 1965 the library was moved to a bigger building and the City of Sparks Justice Court, which had been in the building already, was expanded to the entire building. In 1992 there were plans to make the building into a museum.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b Ana Beth Kovalf Patricia Lawrence-Dietz and Lucy Scheid (September 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Washoe County Library - Sparks Branch / Sparks Justice Court". National Park Service.  and accompanying four photos from 1991

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