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Motor Cargo (Southern Pacific Freight Warehouse)

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Southern Pacific Freight Warehouse
c. 1912. 1090 W. Broadway
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

This one-story, wood-frame structure next to the depot was built as a freight warehouse. The side-facing gable roof has wide overhangs supported by diagonal brackets covering elevated loading docks on both sides of the building. Horizontal beveled boards clad the exterior walls. One of three railroad buildings still standing in Lovelock, the structure represents the utilitarian approach to railroad warehouse construction as compared with the more elaborate approach used for passenger depots.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


What's Nearby


Julie Nicoletta, "Motor Cargo (Southern Pacific Freight Warehouse)", [Lovelock, 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, 132-132.

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