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Historic Reno Preservation Society Fall 2024 Speaker Program

Historic Reno Preservation Society Fall 2024 Speaker Program

Historic Reno Preservation Society’s free programs offer topics related to Reno and Nevada history.

Nevada’s railroad history is long, rich, and varied, dating back to 1868 when the Central Pacific Railroad reached the state, building east from Sacramento, California. In the century-and-a-half since, the Battle Born state has been served by a handful of railroads. One aspect of their legacy is the railroad depots and facilities built to serve local communities. A century ago, there were hundreds of depots dotting the state. Today, just over two dozen passenger and freight depots survive in Nevada. Some are threatened, some are preserved. Their present day uses range from Amtrak stops to museums; homes to a brewery; businesses to tourist railroads.

Jean-Guy T. Dube’ is an author, architectural draftsman and historian. He has studied Southern Pacific depots since 1983 and is the author of Railroad Depots: A Southern Pacific Collection. Dube’ works for the State Historic Preservation Office of Nevada as the National and State Register of Historic Places Coordinator. He is a member of the Friends of the Nevada

Date:
Sunday, September 8, 2024
Time:
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Branch:
Downtown Reno Library
Categories:
Community History Local Interest
Registrations open at 12:00pm Sunday, September 1, 2024