Frederick Joseph DeLongchamps
(#245) The diversity at the Reno Riverwalk is tantalizing ... musicians, tourists, aspiring artists, and regular locals, an eclectic mix of humanity lining one of the best urbanized sections of stream in the United States. Reno is blessed to have such a healthy river! ... A lovely watercourse that ties together both its heart and its soul. Yet, sitting here beneath these massive shade trees, the sound of the roaring river and the rambunctious automobile both earn a synonomous caracature of downtown Reno. I begin to ponder about the city's future. Located so close to the Golden State, Reno runs the great risk of losing its long-lived, small-town charm ... and with it, its very identity. Many transplants make the move to Reno, interested in Reno's close-to-home, wild-by-nature conservancy, yet unknowingly bring with them the same suburban mindset that plagues their state today. "Necessary" shopping malls, intense modernization ... build and build, without regress. Nevada is different after all. We can only hope Reno, and places like Reno, stay Reno." -- Journal Entry, September 2007
Original Date Visited: 9/29/07
Notes: Unless you're on foot, you better start growing four sets of eyes to spot this one. If you plan to read either  or , you're going to have to get and park along Mill Street. Use either of the side streets near the courthouse (such as First or Mill) and use the parking meters.
Currently Missing -- Last Seen: January 2016
Frederick Joseph DeLongchamps was Nevada's foremost architect of his time. Statewide, he was prolific in the number of buildings he designed. From this point one can see a group of structures that stand, collectively, as a monument to DeLongchamps: The United States Post Office, The Riverside Hotel, the Washoe County Courthouse and the First Federal Savings and Loan Association. The Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, dedicated to excellence in architecture, honors the memory of Frederick Joseph DeLongchamps.
Marker 245 before its disappearance in 2016.
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