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Property Name Douglass -Frey Ranch
Reference Number 15000796
State Nevada
County Churchill
Town Fallon
Street Address 1075 Dodge Lane
Multiple Property Submission Name Architecture of Frederick J. DeLongchamps
Status Listed 11/17/2015
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE, AGRICULTURE
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/15000796.pdf
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The Douglass-Frey Ranch is significant under Criteria A, B, and C as a reflection of the longseated ranching traditions of Lahontan Valley, as the country home and ranch headquarters for Robert L. Douglass, and as a rare example of Prairie-style architecture by famed Nevada architect Frederick J. DeLongchamps. The Ranch is significant under Criterion A in the area of Agriculture for its reflection of ranching and irrigated agricultural traditions that began in Lahontan Valley in the 1860s and continue to the present. The Ranch is significant under Criterion B in the area of Agriculture for its association with Robert L. Douglass, a prominent figure of Churchill County's early development who expanded the use of Lahontan Valley for farming and ranching through his business ventures. The Douglass Mansion, the main ranch house, is also significant under Criterion C as a rare reflection of Prairie-style architecture in Nevada, and as a prominent work by renowned Nevada architect Frederick J. DeLongchamps. Although Douglass purchased the property that would contain the ranch in 1906, the period of significance begins in 1916, corresponding with the construction of the Bunk House, the earliest known and earliest remaining physical development on the site. The period of significance ends in 1965, reflecting the ongoing significance of the property to ranching and agriculture in the Lahontan Valley. The district retains strong integrity to the period of significance. The Frey family has made modifications to the landscape and buildings, most of which are either historic in their own right, or compatible and relate to the historic functions of the resources and landscapes in the district.

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Architecture of Frederick J. DeLongchamps http://focus.nps.gov/NRHP/AssetDetail?assetID=d7f00e5d-0bd0-42f5-89bc-1ff040bace25

 

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