SV Closure

The Sierra View Library will be closed for renovations beginning Monday, October 10. The library is expected to reopen in spring 2023.

Survey

Washoe County Library is committed to bringing quality author events to the community. What types of author events would you like to see in your library? Let us know. Complete our Author Events Survey today!

Event box

Exploring the El Reno Apartment Homes with Debbie Hinman, presented by the Historic Reno Preservation Society

Exploring the El Reno Apartment Homes with Debbie Hinman, presented by the Historic Reno Preservation Society

Join us at the Downtown Reno Library for the Historic Reno Preservation Society's Second Sunday series, featuring speaker Debbie Hinman and her presentation: Exploring the El Reno Apartment Homes.

The El Reno Apartment Homes are examples of the work of architect Paul Revere Williams. In 1936, Williams built a demonstration house made of steel for the Architects Building Materials exhibition in Los Angeles. A year later, Reno builder Roland Giroux had 15 of the homes shipped to Reno and assembled at 1307 S. Virginia St. Ten years later, the units were sold off individually and moved to other spaces; twelve of the units still exit. Speaker Debbie Hinman will present an overview of the homes and some history of them and their occupants. 

Debbie is a Reno native and a University of Nevada, Reno graduate. For the past 20 years, she has been involved with Historic Reno Preservation Society as a tour guide, and as a researcher and writer for the HRPS publication FootPrints. She is vice president and interim president of the HRPS Board of Directors, and chairs the City of Reno Historical Resources Commission. 

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

More HRPS information is availbale at historicreno.org or on Facebook.

Date:
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Time:
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location:
Auditorium
Branch:
Downtown Reno Library
Categories:
Community History Local Interest