McKinley Park School

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McKinley Park School
McKinley Park School Reno.jpg
McKinley Park School is located in Nevada
McKinley Park School
McKinley Park School is located in the US
McKinley Park School
Location Riverside Dr. and Keystone Ave., Reno, Nevada
Coordinates 39°31′17″N 119°49′26″W / 39.5214°N 119.8240°W / 39.5214; -119.8240Coordinates: 39°31′17″N 119°49′26″W / 39.5214°N 119.8240°W / 39.5214; -119.8240
Area 2.7 acres (1.1 ha)
Built 1909
Architect Ferris, George A.
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
NRHP Reference # 85002406[1]
Added to NRHP September 16, 1985

The McKinley Park School, at Riverside Drive and Keystone Avenue in Reno, Nevada, USA, is a historic school building that was built in 1909. It includes Mission/Spanish Revival architecture and was designed by George Ferris. Also known as the City of Reno, Recreation Center, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

It is a U-shaped 150-by-160-foot (46 m × 49 m) building with a south-facing courtyard. It is close in design to that of the NRHP-listed Mt. Rose Elementary School; with two more schools that no longer exist these make up a "so-called 'Spanish Quartet'" of four Reno schools built with the same Mission Revival style during 1909-12, when Reno was rapidly growing.[2]

In 1985, the building was used by the City of Reno for offices for its recreation program.[2]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Paula Boghosian and Ronald M. James (June 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: McKinley Park School / City of Reno, Recreation Center" (PDF). National Park Service.  and accompanying five photos from 1985