Nomination for National Register of Historic Places

Eastgate Station, State Route 722 - the Lincoln Highway.  Photo courtesy of Cindy Ainsworth

Reported by Cindy Ainsworth:   The Lincoln/Victory Highways in Nevada --- An important development has taken place concerning the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).  The Cultural Resources office of NDOT has completed what is known as the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) Multiple Property Documentation Forms (MPDF) for the Lincoln and Victory Highway across Nevada. These provide the historic context statements of the overall development of the Nevada segments of the Lincoln and Victory Highway. 

 

A NDOT press release stated that “With the completion of this five-year project, the NDOT Cultural Resources team has set the standard for work conducted from the California state line to the Utah state line, not only for NDOT but for every federal agency and Cultural Resources contractor working in the state of Nevada, resulting in money savings and significant time savings moving forward.”  This is a significant development also for the Nevada Chapter as it will make working with NDOT much easier when for instance we need to identify significant Lincoln Highway sites or routes when marking the highway with new signage or interpretive plaques.

 

More importantly, as the result of this documentation, the SHPO has concurred on two of NDOT’s national register nominations and the submitted determinations of eligibilities on many segments of these highways.  The SHPO concurred that 1.) Carroll Summit Roadbed Segment nomination --- that the "17.5 mile segment of the Lincoln Highway that extends from Eastgate at the western terminus and an unnamed road 0.4 miles east of Campbell Creek Ranch at the eastern terminus should be nominated.  The nomination contains three contributing resources: the road segment, the Carroll service station and a complex of buildings at Eastgate." 2.) Victory Highway Pequop Summit Roadbed nomination --- "for a 3.2 segment of the Victory Highway that extends from approximately 0.5 miles southwest of the maintenance station at Interstate 80 exit 376 to the top of Pequop Summit in the vicinity of Oasis.

 

As of this writing, NDOT is still working with the SHPO on the two nominations which will hopefully be submitted to the National Park Service’s officials for their review as possible National Register of Historic Places candidates.

If you would like read the MPDF’s here are the links:

MPDF_LincolnHwy Carson to Utah.pdf

 

MPDF_VictoryHwy.pdf

Eastgate Station Carroll Summit Route 722.JPG

Reno - East 4th Street Public Art


The Lincoln Highway project will bring together businesses and residents of East 4th Street in a community process to create a sense of social cohesion, safety, and identity. This two-year community engagement process will explore cultural district development, the history of the area, storytelling, and the past and future of Reno. The result will be one or more public artworks that reflect the community identity.

In May 2019, the City of Reno received a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant to support public outreach and public art creation to commemorate the City of Reno's 4th Street District.

4th Street has undergone many transformations and, most recently, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County completed a two-year multimodal improvement project connecting the City of Reno and the City of Sparks. The City of Reno will partner with the 4th Street Brewery District, Nevada Humanities, and the Community Assistance Center to realize this project.

Forecast Public Art has been brought on as a community engagement consultant for the project. Saint Paul, Minnesota-based Forecast fosters dynamic, inclusive and resilient communities through public art, community-engaged design and transformative placemaking.

Join Forecast Public Art and City of Reno Staff at one of our upcoming Open Houses on 4th Street to give input on your vision for the east 4th Street district. We’ll have different activities for people to engage in for people to share current conditions, favorite things about the district, opportunity zones, and their vision for the future of E. 4th Street.

Upcoming Community Engagement Sessions

Thursday, November 7, 5:30 - 7 pm Arlington Towers second floor conference area

100 N. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89501

In conjunction with the Downtown Reno Partnership Town Hall and Mixer

Friday, November 8, 6 - 8 pm at Black Rabbit Mead Co.

401 E. 4th St., Reno, NV 89512

Saturday, November 9, 10 am - 12 pm at Pitch Black Printing Co.

700 E 4th St., Suite A, Reno, NV 89512

If you have questions or would like more information, please email Megan Berner, Public Art Program Coordinator, at bernerm@reno.gov or call (775) 326-6333.

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