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Shop and Cellar

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c. 1922, Antone Ramasco

This structure across the old road from the rest of the complex has two sections, one a granite cellar, the other a wood-frame shop. The cellar, which has thick stone walls under a shed roof, exhibits the stonemasonry of immigrants from the Piedmont region of Italy. Antone Ramasco constructed many buildings in Paradise Valley and in the Orovada and McDermitt areas. Attached to the north side of the cellar is a one-story, two-room shop with a gable roof and exterior stone chimney. Inside is a trapdoor leading down into a second stone cellar. Unsubstantiated legend holds that the room was used either as a jail for prisoners being transported along the Idaho Trail or as space for bootleg liquor during Prohibition.

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Julie Nicoletta
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Julie Nicoletta, "Shop and Cellar", [Paradise Valley, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-NO28.4.

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

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