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Greystone Castle

Built in 1930, the house was advertised as having "the charm of an old English castle and all the modern conveniences of the very latest American home."

The picturesque home at 970 Joaquin Miller Drive was built in 1930 by developer W.E. Barnard. Its architectural style is primarily Tudor, with a strong English Country Cottage influence. The large multi-pane Gothic-arched front window is a striking feature.

The house was originally advertised in the local newspapers under the name of Greystone Castle, with the explanation that it had "the charm of an old English castle and all the modern conveniences of the very latest American home." It is located in the Newlands Manor subdivision, which was first laid out in 1927.

Possibly due to the Great Depression, the home was not permanently occupied until 1936 or 1937, when a Mrs. Elvira Wooster was reported as the resident. Before that, Barnard rented the house on a six-week basis to visitors in Reno to secure a divorce.

Greystone Castle was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2002 and the City of Reno's historic register in 2024.

Images

Greystone Castle
Greystone Castle The house charmingly named Greystone Castle sits in the Newlands Manor subdivision. Source: City of Reno

Location

970 Joaquin Miller Drive

Metadata

Mella Rothwell Harmon, “Greystone Castle,” Reno Historical, accessed June 14, 2024, https://renohistorical.org/items/show/280.