Douglas County High School (Gardnerville, Nevada)

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Douglas County High School
Douglas County High School (Gardnerville, Nevada) is located in Nevada
Douglas County High School (Gardnerville, Nevada)
Douglas County High School (Gardnerville, Nevada) is located in the US
Douglas County High School (Gardnerville, Nevada)
Location 1670 Hwy 88
Minden, Nevada
Coordinates 38°56′41″N 119°45′06″W / 38.94472°N 119.75167°W / 38.94472; -119.75167Coordinates: 38°56′41″N 119°45′06″W / 38.94472°N 119.75167°W / 38.94472; -119.75167
Built 1915
Architect Frederic Joseph DeLongchamps
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP reference # 92000117
Added to NRHP March 9, 1992

Douglas County High School was the high school serving Douglas County, Nevada from 1915 to the mid-1950s when it became a middle school. In 1988 the building was retired from educational uses. Designed by prolific Nevada architect Frederic Joseph DeLongchamps, it serves today as both the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center and a middle school and is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center[edit]

The 'Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center is operated by the Douglas County Historical Society. The museum's displays include a "Main Street" exhibit with period businesses such as a mercantile, dry goods store and drug store, doctor's office, barbershop and newspaper office. Other exhibits include area Basque immigrants, Native Americans, Nevada's wild and free-roaming mustangs.[2]

Douglas High School[edit]

The high school moved to Minden. It is known as Douglas High School and is still in operation today.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nevada Entries in the National Register of Historic Places". Archived from the original on 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2007-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Museums, Historic Sites & Points of Interest". Visit Carson Valley. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 

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