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c. 1915. 517 Lay St.

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.

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Author: 
Julie Nicoletta
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Julie Nicoletta, "House", [Winnemucca, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-NO23.

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 140-140.

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