Joseph P. Schoppe House, 524 Kuenzli Street, Reno, Washoe County, NV
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524 Kuenzli Street, Reno, NV
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS NV-30
Building/structure dates: 1920 initial construction
Significance: This building is an example of Reno vernacular cottage architecture from an early twentieth century working class neighborhood, and is representative of a type of housing stock common to Reno for that period. Generally, vernacular (or folk) houses were very simple in design, "built by their occupants or by non-professional builders" with the intent of providing elemental shelter, sans complex ornamentation or style. In Reno, this cottage style was common between 1910 and 1945, and was "the dominant style found in large tract housing developments." Characteristically, this building does not exhibit any "high-style" or architecturally notable design elements, but it does display those attributes typical of the cottage style and of the hall-and-parlor family of vernacular architecture (generally one story high, rectangular shape - one room deep and two rooms wide, subsequent pattern of extension for enlarging the interior space, low pitched side-gable roof, wood exterior cladding, small attached porch, and a slightly offset but centrally located entrance). Generally, this building reflects its historical location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, and feeling as a representative entity of a combined commercial and working class residential environment from the 1920s-30s in Reno. This type of residence represents the affordable housing alternative particularly popular for working-class neighborhoods at that time. Based on the above information, this residence was recommended to be eligible for the National Register under Criterion C.
Schopper, Joseph P.
Haydon-Shoemaker's Southeast Addition
Martin, W O'H
Schopper, Joseph P.
O'Connell, Elbert W
Hager, Kristi, Photographer
Kimball, Monique E., Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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