Louis Norris House, 542-544 Kuenzli Street, Reno, Washoe County, NV
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542-544 Kuenzli Street, Reno, NV
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS NV-29
Building/structure dates: 1925 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1925 subsequent work
Significance: This building is an example of Reno brick duplex bungalow architecture, and is representative of a type of housing stock common to Reno during the early part of the twentieth century. Bungalow style architecture has been described as simple and modest, and this building is representative of the simplest form of bungalow present in the Reno area. Although architecturally undistinguished in detail and form, it still embodies the distinctive characteristics of the bungalow style (one story, rectangular mass, offset doors, low pitched overhanging gable roof, brick exterior, one-over-one windows, and porches with square posts on piers). Additionally, the duplex form clearly reflects its historical location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association 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.
Martin, W O'H
Schopper, Joseph P.
Henry & Helen Miller
Borchgrevink, Madeline Ann
Hager, Kristi, Photographer
Kimball, Monique E., Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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