Glendale School - Sparks, NV
Posted by: saopaulo1
N 39° 32.074 W 119° 45.290
11S E 263242 N 4379725
Quick Description: A former school in downtown Sparks.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2011 12:33:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMBDRH
"("Oldest Remaining School Building in Nevada." Constructed in 1864--in continuous use until 1958)
Glendale, as a settlement, preceded Reno and was destined to be the metropolis on the Truckee River until the Central Pacific Railroad was induced to bypass the community for a station at Lakes's Crossing (Reno).
First teacher was E.C. Sessions, who organized the school and taught in his home until the building was constructed. The original Board of Trustees was made up of John F. Stone, William Steele and N.C. Haslund.
Over the years a great many Nevadans were educated at Glendale School. Perhaps the most notable student was U.S. Senator Patrick A. McCarran.
Built at a cost of $1,446, the school stands as a shrine in memory of its builder, Archie Bryant, and a once-bustling community."
Original or Re-creation?: Original
Year the school first opened.: 1/1/1864
Year the school closed.: 1/1/1958
Is the schoolhouse still open as a school?: no
Victorian Ave & Pyramid Way,
Sparks, NV USA
Web Address (if available): Not listed
Does the school offer 19th century classroom reenactments or day camps?: Not Listed
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