Truckee tries again for historic status |

Truckee tries again for historic status

TRUCKEE – After a failed first attempt to get downtown Truckee on the National Register of Historic Districts, the town has pared down its application, leaving out some landmark structures.

Stretching from the Truckee Hotel on the eastern end to the C.B. White house to the west, the newly proposed district includes the Truckee jail and the train depot but leaves out historic areas that include Jibboom Street and West River Street.

“At least two-thirds of the buildings have to be contributing to the historic status,” said Town Planner Duane Hall at a recent council meeting.

When the 2004 application failed because it didn’t meet that criteria, the State Office of Historic Preservation suggested narrowing the application to just Commercial Row, he said.

– Greyson Howard

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