History & Preservation

Historical Editorial
The Wells Avenue area has a great history that dates back to before the turn of the century. Most of the residents who built the original homes were from the working class, unlike other areas in Reno which tended to attract more affluent citizens. The V and T Railroad ran along Holcomb Avenue until 1950, cutting the neighborhood off from the rest of the city.... By Barrie Schuster
The History of Stewart Park, Part One The History of Stewart Park, Part One
Stewart Park began its recorded life as a gravel and rock pit, dug out of the hillside that still surrounds the park along Wells and Moran Street. It became a refuse dump as Reno expanded south of the Truckee River. This all changed during the Great Depression. When the stock market crashed in 1929, Nevada’s economy, then dependent on banking...
Full Circle House Blog Full Circle House Blog
Located in Reno Nevada, our house is over one hundred years old. We know the names of everyone who has lived here. In most cases, we know their history. we've never blogged before, so this will be something new to us. Besides the history of our home, we will be adding information about the neighborhood we live in. When our neighborhood was developed in 1905 it was called the Wells Addition. Today we call it West of Wells. Through future posts and, as we learn more about blogging, there will be more about Full Circle House and our unique neighborhood. Most updates will be on Sunday.
The Wells Addition The Wells Addition
Reno Nevada was founded in 1868. For the first ten years most of the community was situated on the north side of the Truckee river. By 1878 the city had begun to spread to south side of the Truckee...
Reno’s Historic Wells Avenue Neighborhood Reno’s Historic Wells Avenue Neighborhood
The Wells Avenue Neighborhood has a unique and colorful history. The Wells Addition, which covers the area from Holcomb to Wells Avenue between Ryland and Cheney Streets, was created around 1900 when agricultural land belonging to sheep rancher Sheldon O. Wells was subdivided. Future subdivisions such as Meadow View, McCormick’s, Southern and Burke’s Additions would eventually come together like pieces of a puzzle to form what is now commonly known as the Wells Avenue Neighborhood. The V and T Railroad...
331 Moran Street 331 Moran Street
The West of Wells Neighborhood has been home to many interesting and famous Renoites over the years. While the majority of the former residents have historically been from the working class, there have also been some affluent residents. You have probably noticed the large, two story shingled home at 331 Moran Street. It is hard to miss as...