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Reno, NV
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Silver State Lodge
Reno, NV
Photo courtesy Dan MacPherson

Here is the Silver State Lodge in Reno, NV. Back in the late 90's the ancient cabins and octagon house had been sold to a house for wayward girls. They were scheduled to be moved.

 

Silver State Lodge Office
Reno, NV
Photo courtesy Dan MacPherson

This is (was) a lonely stretch of road west of town. This place is a treasure, with the white tree stumps, rock borders and rustic cabins. Such a shame Reno does not recognize the significance of these structures. The lodge was still there in '99 and '00, however a lot of construction activity has been taking place there since then.

The marquee used to light up at night, inviting prospective guests for a stay over.

 

A view of the cabins
Reno, NV
Photo courtesy Dan MacPherson

Silver State Lodge neon marquee
Reno, NV
Photo courtesy Dan MacPherson

Silver State Lodge another neon shot
Reno, NV
Photo courtesy Dan MacPherson

 

 

Silver State Lodge (demolished)
Reno, NV
Photo courtesy Dan MacPherson

The Silver State Lodge was located on 4th Street and unfortunately, as of October 2005, all that is left of this treasure is the marquee.

As shown in the photo on the left, the lot is now dirt and the property is fenced off.

Many thanks to Don MacPherson for above photos and information

 

Silver State Lodge postcard (1965)
Reno, NV
Postcard courtesy Wes Cross

 

To the right is a vintage postcard of the Silver State Lodge. This view of the Silver State back in 1965 shows the marquee with an area fitting "motel" lettering. The interior colors of the motel scream 60's. 10-05

Silver State Lodge (Sep '03)
Reno, NV
Postcard courtesy Wes Cross

 

Below are more photos of the lodging at the Silver State. These photos of the fenced-in Silver State Lodge were taken in September 2003. There were some log cabin style units at the front of the properties and a number of concrete block units in the rear. 10-05

 

Silver State Lodge (Sep '03)
Reno, NV
Postcard courtesy Wes Cross

Silver State Lodge (Sep '03)
Reno, NV
Postcard courtesy Wes Cross

Silver State Lodge (Sep '03)
Reno, NV
Postcard courtesy Wes Cross

 


UPDATE 03/08 : Here are photos from the Silver State Lodge taken recently in December, 2007. Many thanks to Wes Cross for update. 03-08

 

Silver State Lodge (Dec '07)
Reno, NV
Postcard courtesy Wes Cross

Silver State Lodge (Dec '07)
Reno, NV
Postcard courtesy Wes Cross

Silver State Lodge new storage (Dec '07)
Reno, NV
Postcard courtesy Wes Cross

Demolished (Dec '07)
Reno, NV
Postcard courtesy Wes Cross

Just the sign stands (Dec '07)
Reno, NV
Postcard courtesy Wes Cross

Silver State Lodge (Dec '07)
Reno, NV
Postcard courtesy Wes Cross

 

 

Another Reno mid-century gem has disappeared off the roadside landscape.

 

 

 

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