Neighborhood Preservation Fund

Grant Recipients

The Neighborhood Preservation Fund began in 2011, as a way to use proceeds from the Reno Harvest of Homes Tour and to be a friend of preservation. It is designed to provide grants for building improvement and to rehabilitate historic (over 50 years) structures in Reno. The goal is to improve curb appeal and the look of older neighborhoods. Work focuses on the exterior of buildings and in a manner authentic with the original architectural style.

We have now completed six funding cycles and the applications have been diverse, from grand public buildings to classic bungalows. We have helped preserve almost 40 structures! Thanks are owed to Jack Hursh and Cindy Ainsworth who ably headed this year's strong panel of local experts in history, architecture and construction: Sharon Honig-Bear, Scott Learey, Kimberly Roberts and ZoAnn Campana.

Additional donations to this fund are always welcome!

  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
Address:
337 Moran Street
Owners:
Kimberly Roberts and Eric Swanson
Project:
Restored the front door improving façade of a 1923 colonial revival bungalow

Address:
524 Holcomb Street
Owner:
Charlotte Eckmeyer, Eckmeyer Insurance Services
Project:
Repaired mortar on brick and river rock foundation of this Queen Anne cottage

Address:
209 West First Street
Owners:
Reno First United Methodist Church
Project:
Demolished an obsolete chimney to reveal original windows and restore the façade of this historic church

Address:
373 West Arroyo Street
Owners:
DeeAnn and Tim Braidy
Project:
Improved porch lighting on this unique river rock house

Address:
845 Mount Rose Street
Owner:
Justin Sibley
Project:
Replaced the garage door with a period-appropriate door for this mid-century home

Address:
575 West 9th Street
Owner:
Robert Dickman
Project:
Restored front porch steps on this 1930s brick bungalow

Address:
542 Lander Street
Owners:
Michael and Mary Mentaberry
Project:
Replaced masonry cap on front porch rail on Queen Anne listed on the State Register of Historic Places

Address:
803 Nixon Avenue
Owner:
Heidi Cooper
Project:
Restored stucco exterior of this Russell Mills-designed home

Address:
1099 Monroe Street
Owner:
Stephani Bickerstaffe
Project:
Scraped, primed, and repainted exterior of this Frederick DeLongchamps designed home

Address:
501 Imperial Boulevard
Owner:
Jan Walker
Project:
Roof replacement of 1930s stone house in the University district

Address:
271 Thoma Street
Owners:
Griff and Kathleen Griffin
Project:
Front porch repairs in West of Wells home

Addresses:
105 and 107 Vine Street and 923 West 1st Street
Owner:
Gary Cage
Project:
Paint, screens, garage and porch materials for three adjacent properties in Powning's Addition

Address:
666 California Avenue
Owner:
Darcy Kathleen Gibson
Project:
Foundation, porch, step and fence restoration in Old Southwest Reno

Address:
906 Holcomb Avenue
Owner:
Manuel Simpson
Project:
Painting in the West of Wells area

Address:
920 Gordon Avenue
Owner:
Liz Christensen
Project:
Repoint mortar and restore brick porch in Southwest Reno

Address:
750 East Fifth Street
Owners:
Ed Scalzo and Pete Levin
Project:
A major grant for warehouse entrance improvements, including ADA ramp, stairs, doors and lighting

Address:
637 Saint Lawrence Avenue
Owner:
Christine Pinney Kardow
Project:
Replace the glass panes of the steel-framed front windows in 1929 house

Address:
570 West Taylor Street
Owner:
Kathy Kershaw
Project:
Replace the roof on brick garage in the Newlands Addition

Address:
216 East Liberty Street
Owner:
Paul Quade
Project:
Paint the exterior of this highly visible Victorian building

Address:
655 and 665 Monroe Street
Owner:
Mark Taxer
Project:
Repoint and repair brick duplex porches

Address:
575 Ridge Street (Chism House)
Owners:
Mercedes de la Garza and Scott Gibson
Project:
Replace the shake roof on this visible, important historic home that was designed by Reno's preeminent architect Frederic DeLongchamps

Address:
666 California Avenue
Owner:
Darcy Kathleen Gibson
Project:
Replace the roof of this highly visible home

Address:
534 Lander Street
Owner:
John Barada
Project:
Roof replacement for 1911 Craftsman Bungalow

Address:
533 Saint Lawrence
Owner:
Roger and Laurey Batt
Project:
Window replacement for 1917 Old Southwest home

Address:
146 West Arroyo Street
Owner:
Rosie Cevasco
Project:
Replace cottage-style door with period-appropriate craftsman door for 1927 home in Midtown

Address:
421 Court Street
Owners:
Kathleen and Valerie Cooke
Project:
Repoint stair bricks and painting of significant 1910 Queen Anne style house

Address:
747 Humboldt Street
Owner:
Robert Mueller
Project:
Paint 1920 Craftsman style bungalow

Address:
576 Ridge Street
Owners:
Damian Sinnott and Zeina Barkawi
Project:
Paint façade of unique 1920 brick home

Address:
161 Wonder Street
Owner:
Barrie Lynn
Project:
Restore original craftsman porch on 1925 bungalow in the Wells Avenue neighborhood

Address:
101 Keystone Avenue
Owners:
George and Mary Len Wilson
Project:
New roof for highly visible 1926 home in the Powning's Addition

Address:
121 California Avenue
Owners:
Nevada Museum of Art
Project:
This major, three-year grant helps replace the roof and repair damaged wood elements of the 1906 Levy House, now occupied by Sundance Books and Music

Address:
247 Court Street
Owners:
Theresa Frisch
Project:
Paint the exterior of 1907 house, home of Roy J. Frisch who mysteriously disappeared on March 22, 1934 as part of a bank scandal

Address:
549 Court Street
Owners:
Melinda and Dan Gustin
Project:
Paint exterior of the 1911 "Hawkins House" which is on the National Register of Historic Places and located in the Newlands Heights neighborhood

Address:
842 Nixon Avenue
Owner:
Loren Jahn
Project:
Replace garage doors with period appropriate ones on 1930s family home that is included on one of our walking tours

Address:
333 Ralston Street
Owners:
John and Sonia Kerin
Project:
Replace the roof on 1875 home that is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the earliest residential buildings in Reno

Address:
619 Sinclair Street
Owners:
Larry and Chris Klaich
Project:
Paint the exterior on 1905 property located in a significant and up and coming neighborhood and an excellent example of adaptive reuse

Address:
542 Lander Street
Owners:
Michael and Mary Mentaberry
Project:
Paint the exterior on this brick 1924 property listed on the Nevada Register of Historic Places; this is the property's second grant

Address:
401 Moran Street
Owners:
Sharon Rachaw and Joyce Sharp
Project:
Stabilize the front porch on this unique 1926 brick bungalow

Address:
327 Wheeler Avenue
Owner:
Dagny Stapleton
Project:
Replace roof and repair the river rock chimney on 1912 West of Wells Craftsman home

Address:
200 Island Avenue
Owners:
Trinity Episcopal Church
Project:
Restore and refinish the east and north wood doors along with one metal door on the west side