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Paint Shop

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c. 1915, Nevada Northern Railroad
  • Paint Shop (Bret Morgan)
  • Paint Shop (Julie Nicoletta)

Large forty-four-light, steel sash windows serve as walls in this two-story building set north of the engine house. Like many of the other buildings in the yards, the paint shop has a long rectangular plan (45 by 210 feet). Its function required a great deal of natural light; to supplement daylight from the window walls, a gable-roofed clerestory with thirty-two-light steel sashes rises above the standing-seam, metal-clad roof. Because of the structural weakness of the windowed walls and years of neglect, the building has become dangerously unstable. The museum is slowly restoring it.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Paint Shop", [Ely, 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, 179-179.

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