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Preserving NV History!

According the The Reno Gazette Journal…………………………..

The 1908 Humphrey House, moved from the university’s Gateway District to Old Southwest Reno, exemplifies the Asian Craftsman style


This old house . . . is old again. In a new way.

That’s because restoration, renovation and construction are complete (except for some clean-up) at the 1908 Humphrey House, the first historic home to be moved from the University of Nevada, Reno Gateway District to avoid demolition for new buildings.

In April, the 45-ton home trundled via trailer on a 7-hour, 2.2-mile journey from the university to its new home atop an elevated foundation on South Arlington Avenue in Old Southwest Reno.

After that, the house sat on its haunches as work to restore its original condition proceeded, including removing scurrilities like vinyl floors and a cheap annex that were added after the Humphrey-Gilbert family sold the home in 2001 following 84 years of ownership.

Humphrey House returned to the family in 2018 when it was purchased by Tim Gilbert, a retired software engineer and scion of the clan, and his wife Nancy, a Reno attorney.

“I know some people driving by thought this was never going to get done,” Nancy Gilbert said, smiling, earlier this week when she gave @RGJTaste a first-look at the restoration,

But soon, other folks will get to step inside. The house will be offered for rent sometime in early 2020, Gilbert said.

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