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c. 1890. 612 Lay St.
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

The asymmetrical plan of this wood-frame house is seen in many Victorian-era residences in the West. A large, gabled projection stands to the left of the main entrance, the gable decorated with alternating paired rows of scalloped and diamond shingles, with a king-post truss in the gable peak. A narrow bargeboard trims the roofline of the gable. Sheltering the front entrance is an elaborately decorated porch with a variety of carved and scrolled trim. Using presawn, mass-produced wood trim, carpenters could embellish such simple buildings. This picturesque example is one of the oldest remaining residences dating from the heyday of Winnemucca's “Uppertown,” the area along the Central Pacific tracks.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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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, 141-141.

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