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Osborne House

This site is part of the Black Springs tour, a partnership with Our Story, Inc. Visit the Tours page for the tour introduction and complete list of sites.

The Osbornes' house was moved to 290 Westbrook Lane in 1964 from a site around 6th or 7th Street in downtown Reno that was being cleared for the construction of Interstate 80. Phillip Osborne purchased the house at auction for $250 and had it moved to its current location for $350.

Osborne, who was originally from Louisiana, was married to Georgia Bufkin from 1955 to 1964. In 1988 he married Lottie Serial. Helen Townsell-Parker recalls that Mr. Osborne donated many supplies from his yard to help build the community's firehouse in 1970.

The house, which has a modest Craftsman-style feel, was likely originally built around 1926. After its relocation to Black Springs, it was altered a bit, with a large room added at the rear of the house and reconfigured windows.

Images

Closeup of the Osborne House ca. 1965
Closeup of the Osborne House ca. 1965 A detail from the photo of the Osborne House and surrounding landscape in 1964 or 1965 provides a closer view of the house itself. Source: Special Collections, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries Date: ca. 1965
Osborne House ca. 1965
Osborne House ca. 1965 The Osbornes' house can be seen on the right in this photograph from 1964 or 1965, when it had just recently been moved to this location from a site in downtown Reno. Source: Special Collections, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries Date: ca. 1965
Osborne House
Osborne House The Osbornes' house has been slightly modified since its relocation to this site in 1964, with an addition to the back and reconfigured windows. Creator: Helen Townsell-Parker Date: 2011
The Osborne House in 2024
The Osborne House in 2024 The Osborne House has been lovingly cared for and retains its connection to the past. Creator: Gino Osbourne Date: 2024
Osborne House
Osborne House A view of the back of the Osborne House shows additions made since the house was first moved to the site. Creator: Gino Osbourne Date: 2024

Location

290 Westbrook Lane, Reno, Nevada

Metadata

Alicia Barber, “Osborne House,” Reno Historical, accessed June 14, 2024, http://renohistorical.org/items/show/228.