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March 13, 2018

Historic homes in the path of $500M Reno redevelopment

  • Jacobs Entertainment plans to move the two homes to make room for the arts, residential and entertainment corridor called the Fountain District.
  • RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two historic houses that lie in the path of a revitalization project in downtown Reno, including one that played a key role in the city's emergence in the 1930s as the “Divorce Capital of the World,” will be relocated, not razed, if a developer has its way.

    Officials for Jacobs Entertainment say they want to preserve the two homes on the National Register of Historic Places so they're seeking permits to move them instead of resorting to the wrecking ball.

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