Yerington Grammar School

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Yerington Grammar School
Yerington Grammar School is located in Nevada
Yerington Grammar School
Yerington Grammar School is located in the US
Yerington Grammar School
Location 112 N. California St., Yerington, Nevada
Coordinates 38°59′3″N 119°9′32″W / 38.98417°N 119.15889°W / 38.98417; -119.15889Coordinates: 38°59′3″N 119°9′32″W / 38.98417°N 119.15889°W / 38.98417; -119.15889
Area 5.2 acres (2.1 ha)
Built 1911
Architect McDonald & Beatty; Friedhoff & Ho ffel
Architectural style Renaissance, Italianate
NRHP reference # 84002075[1]
Added to NRHP August 16, 1984

Yerington Grammar School (or Yerington Grammar School No. 9) is a former school in Yerington, Nevada. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and is currently home to the Jeanne Dini Center, a community and cultural venue.[2]


At the beginning of the 20th century, an expanding economy and population required a new school to be created. Yerrington Grammar School No.9 began to be built.[3]


Two Reno architects were hired to design this 16,600 dollar building, C.D. McDonald and J.J. Beatty. Friedhoff and Hoeffel, two Reno contractors, constructed this two-and-a-half story building to accommodate one hundred children.

The bottom floor is made of rusticated concrete blocks, providing a foundation for the main body of the school. The face of the building is quite elaborate, with two balanced pedimented gables over two profecting bays, and a smaller gable over the main entrance. In 1935, this structure was enlarged according to plans created by Delongchamps, preserving the look of the building. This structure continued serving to function of Yerington's elementary school until 1980. A group of local people led by Jeanne Dini initiated the Yerington Grammar School no. 9 Restoration Project in the 1990s. It was restored and transformed into the Yerington Cultural Center.[3]


Yerington Grammar School no. 9 is located at the intersection of California and Littel streets, two blocks off Main in Yerington, Nevada.[3]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "History". Yerington Theatre for the Arts. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c James. Nevada's Historic Buildings:A cultural Legacy (illustrated ed.). University of Nevada Press, 2009. p. 117. ISBN 9780874177985.