RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Southern Pacific-Amtrak Railroad Depot in downtown Reno has been added to the National Register for Historic Places.
The depot on North Center Street was built in 1868 and played in key role in the city's creation and development into a transportation center in the West.
It was nominated for inclusion on the national registry by the city, which announced Tuesday that the National Park Service has approved its status.
In May the City Council approved the concept of renovating the historic part of the depot into a new heritage center. It has been awarded a nearly $30,000 grant from the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office to begin the planning phase.
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