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Alegre and Harrison Architects Records

 Collection
Identifier: NAA2
This collection of drawings is for twenty-seven projects dates from 1957-1962 and includes work from both Igaz, Alegre and Harrison Architects and from Alegre and Harrison Architects. One set of specifications is included.

Based upon the drawings in this collection, most of the projects designed by the firm were public buildings, principally schools outside of Reno, such as the Carson Elementary School and Churchill County Junior High School. This collection of drawings for twenty-seven 0projects includes two churches designed by Alegre and Harrison, the First Presbyterian Church and the First Church of Christian Scientist, two private residential dwellings, a fraternity house remodeling, and several office buildings. The firm also designed the Scrugham Engineering Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus but no drawings for that project are included in this collection.

Dates

  • 1957-1961

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

1 Cubic Feet (27 project files)

Abstract

Architectural drawings for projects in northern Nevada, primarily schools.,Included are drawings and some specifications.

Administrative History

The Alegre and Harrison Architects firm was in business from about 1956-1962 and consisted of partners Albert W. Alegre, Weldon J. Harrison, and from 1956-1957 Rudolph Igaz, when the business was known as Igaz, Alegre and Harrison Architects. Information gleaned from the Reno City Directories prior to 1956 lists Alegre as the Assistant Superintendent of City Schools and Harrison as President of Harrison Homes, Inc. No listing or address was provided for Igaz until the 1957 directory, nor was there a listing for him after 1957, indicating that he no longer resided in Reno (or had died).

In about 1962 the firm apparently went out of business. According to the Reno architect Graham Erskine, in about 1960-1961a hotel designed by the company partially collapsed during the construction and subsequently there were questions about the stability of some of their other designs. The 1963 Reno City Directory has no listing for the company, Weldon Harrison, or Harrison Homes, Inc.; Alegre is listed as "head of c building manager First National Bank of Nevada."

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records donated by Hewitt C. Wells in 1978, as part of the Frederick Delongchamps Collection.

Creator

Title
A Guide to the Alegre and Harrison Architects Records
Status
completed
Author
staff
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)