1870s Reno house moved for development

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - As part of a Reno redevelopment project, Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. has moved one of the city’s oldest houses, the 1870s Nystrom Guest House.

“We understand and celebrate the history behind the renderings that enriched Reno’s history,” says Jacobs CEO Jeff Jacobs. “For this reason, we have made it our responsibility to properly preserve these treasures for current and future residents alike.”

The gothic-style home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. The Nystrom Guest House served as a divorce boarding house, where people seeking divorce cold live temporarily to fulfill residency requirements.

The house was moved March 13, 2019 from 333 Ralston Street to the 700 block of West 4th Street, next to the Chapel of the Bells wedding chapel. Jacobs plans to include both buildings in a future phase of its West 4th Street redevelopment project.

In 2018, Jacobs also assisted in the relocation and preservation of The Borland-Clifford House, built in 1885. Other preservation projects the development company has been spearheading include restoring neon signs from buildings and motels along the 4th Street corridor.