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House (Wren House)

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Wren House
1880. Northwest corner of Monroe and Clark sts.
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

This one-story brick rectangular box is typical of the homes of professionals in Eureka in the late nineteenth century. The porch, with jigsawn brackets, is the most ornate part of the house. Thomas Wren, the building's second owner, was an attorney. In ever-changing nineteenth-century mining towns, however, neighborhoods were often mixed. Just to the south of Wren's house stood Eureka's Chinatown, a collection of closely spaced woodframe huts.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "House (Wren House)", [, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 175-176.

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