You are here

Brothels

-A A +A
c. 1914, many alterations. Alley at the end of Baud St.

The brothels in Winnemucca are not significant in terms of architectural style, but they are important as a building type in Nevada—one and two-story wood-frame buildings with little decoration. Like the brothels in Wells, Winnemucca's are tucked away, their backs turned to town. In 1914 the city moved them from a location on East 2nd Street because a new ordinance required brothels to be a certain distance from schools and churches. With the construction of I-80 adjacent to the buildings, the brothels could advertise directly to passing motorists. At night, the lights of My Place, Simone de Paris, Villa Joy, and Penny's Cozy Corner can be seen clearly from the highway. These four brothels stand in a row, leading to a large parking area for trucks.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Julie Nicoletta
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Julie Nicoletta, "Brothels", [Winnemucca, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-NO27.

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 141-142.

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.

, ,