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Micca House

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1880s. 1902, Alfonso Pasquale. South side of Bridge St. at Cottonwood Creek
  • Micca House (Bret Morgan)

Alfonso Pasquale purchased this small adobe store (built in the 1880s) in 1902 to expand it into a hotel and saloon. The building, containing a post office, land office, bar, dining room, and kitchen, soon became a center for town business. Pasquale made extensive additions to the original adobe store, adding a wood-frame false front and a framed upper story with cross gables on top of the adobe walls. Beneath the painted letters reading “Korral Bar,” one can still see the words “Micca Saloon.” (Sagliano Micca was Pasquale's native town in Italy.) A narrow cornice is supported by small brackets on both facades. At the rear is a granite basement housing an oven for baking bread, an element often found in Italian settlements in this region. Micca House has been vacant for decades and has deteriorated. Abutting a creek to the west of the building is a granite retaining wall, built by Augusto Ramasco and his son Antone in the early twentieth century, with granite steps leading down to the water. The Ramascos constructed numerous buildings in Paradise Valley and other nearby places.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Micca House", [Paradise Valley, 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, 144-145.

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