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Newlands, Francis G., Home

Reno, Nevada
County of Washoe.
National Register Number: 66000459
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Congressional District: NV-2 Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 23, 1963):
From 1890 until his death, this large shingle-style house was the home of Francis Griffith Newlands (1849-1917), Congressman (1892-1903) and Senator (1903-1917) for Nevada. Newlands was the author of the Reclamation Act of 1902, which placed the Federal government in the irrigation business, opening up vast areas of the West to farming.


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