Alice L. Smith Elementary School history

School: Alice L. Smith Elementary School
School Name History:
Alice Lucretia Smith, along with her husband, Alfred, founded the Reno-Sparks branch of the NAACP in 1945. In that same year, she was appointed as a Nevada representative to the founding conference of the United Nations. During World War II, Mrs. Smith would meet black soldiers at the train station because they were not allowed in local restaurants. Mrs. Smith was a charter member of the League of Women Voters and a champion of civil rights.
Washoe County School District Board of Trustees:
Bill H. Bowden Kevin R. Christensen
Doranna Goodnight Douglas R. Hill
Robert E. Kirchner J. Kay Loudon
Virginia S. Palmer Edward Van Gorder
Robert G. Whittemore Michael A. Wright
Superintendent of Schools at time of construction:
Marvin Moss
Opening Date: 1990
Architect: Sheehan Van Woert Architects
Contractor: Clark and Sullivan Constructors
Construction Cost: $4,504,928
Square Footage: 57,788
Cornerstone Dates: AD 1990, AL 5990
First Principal: Craig Crow
Physical Building Description:
Cinder block, single story construction with interior circulation corridors.