Unique From the Outside In

When Frederic J. DeLongchamps designed the Reno Downtown Station, what is now Fifty South Virginia, he created one of the most unique and well thought out architectural achievements the state had seen. A classic piece of Reno’s landscape, DeLongchamps’s design featured many firsts for federal buildings during his time. This construction photo, taken May 3, 1933, shows the Reno Post Office (Downtown Station) in the framing stage of construction. As you examine the second floor platform of poured concrete being complete, you may note the Truckee River in the background.

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