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Century-Old Reno House being moved to avoid UNR demolition


RENO, Nev. (AP) — A century-old-house in Reno is scheduled to make a trip on a flatbed truck to the other side of downtown Thursday to avoid the wrecking ball on the edge of the University of Nevada campus.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the Craftsman bungalow built in 1907 on the corner of Center and East Eighth streets is the first to be re-located from an area with a series of homes slated for demolition due to a UNR expansion project on the north edge of downtown.

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Reno software designer Tim Gilbert is a member of a pioneering Nevada family that first purchased the home in 1917.

He says it will cost at least $50,000 and take at least four hours to move the Humphrey House 2.2 miles from next to Interstate 80 to an old southwest neighborhood on Arlington Avenue.