You are here


-A A +A
c. 1915. 517 Lay St.
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

This one-and-one-half-story house is an exceptionally intact example of the California bungalow. The hipped roof has gently curving eaves and ends in a projecting gable at the facade. Wood shingles and large brackets decorate the gable. A central balcony with double doors projects over the front steps to the porch below. The asymmetrical facade, with its generous front porch, typifies the informal lifestyle the bungalow was intended to enhance. In the early twentieth century the bungalow was popular throughout Nevada and the West as an inexpensive housing form providing quality of design and construction as well as comfort.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


What's Nearby


Julie Nicoletta, "House", [Winnemucca, 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, 140-140.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.