Washoe Country Club – Reno NV

Description

The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) each worked to develop the Washoe Country Club in Reno, Nevada. The historic golf course is still in use today. Work began in May 1935 (by the FERA) and the course was completed in October 1936 (by the WPA).  The course was built on the site of the original Reno airfield.

Source notes

http://www.randomhouse.com/bantamdell/wpa/resources/wpa_highlights.pdf

http://www.washoegolf.org/golf/emailer2020/img/washoegolf/Washoe_history_transcript.pdf

1) National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Work Projects Administration, Information Service, Primary File, 1936-42, Box 20, Folder 350-A. 

John Berry, “Roosevelt's WPA a boon for sport of golf,” Record-Bee, June 19, 2009, accessed August 8, 2014.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 7, 2015.

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Location Info


2601 Foley Way
Reno, NV 89505

Coordinates: 39.497364, -119.816023

One comment on “Washoe Country Club – Reno NV

  1. Mike Simpson

    Who was the course architect or designer?

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