Relocation of Historic Downtown Home

One of the city’s oldest homes will be relocated this month as part of the company’s commitment to preserving Reno’s historic past.

Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. today announced its next steps for the preservation of the Borland-Clifford House. The preservation of this historic home is a vital next step in the company’s ongoing dedication to keeping Reno’s rich history and culture in the midst of revitalizing the West 4th St. corridor.

Earlier this year, Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. filed a demolition permit with the city of Reno to relocate the Borland-Clifford House. Property relocation falls under the demolition permit. Now, the company has secured a buyer for the Borland-Clifford House and will begin the next steps
for relocation.

“One of the most important issues for our company was evaluating all options to maintaining the integrity of this home,” said Jonathan Boulware, regional vice president of Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. “In the end, developing a partnership to sell the home to the right buyer sets us up to successfully preserve this home. We understand and share the care that the residents of Reno feel toward its history”

Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. sold the house to Archie Granata, a local buyer, for only $10 and will work collaboratively to safely move the house within the downtown region this month.

“As a lifelong resident of Reno, it gives me great pleasure and excitement to assist Jacobs in relocating and preserving this house,” Granata said. “The house reflects both an interesting piece of history and architecture. We look forward to continuing its legacy.”

The Borland-Clifford House is currently located at 339 Ralston St. but will be moved to the 1700 block of S. Arlington St.

“It was important to us that the house stayed in the same vicinity of its original location,” said Boulware. “As we continue refreshing downtown Reno, we are aware of the responsibility we carry to save its rich history.”

The Borland-Clifford House, built-in 1885, is one of the oldest homes in Reno and one of the only homes remaining in the area from the 19th century. In addition to the Borland-Clifford House, Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. is preserving all neon signs from buildings and motels along the corridor, something the company has been dedicated to doing since the beginning of its revitalization efforts.

The relocation of the Borland-Clifford House is part of Jacobs Entertainment’s redevelopment project to redevelop the West 4th St. corridor into a $500 million arts, residential, and entertainment area. The house is one of many properties Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. has identified in its urban planning for the preservation and possible relocation.