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Map House

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1869. 405 Court St.
  • Map House (Bret Morgan)

The oldest house still standing in Elko is now used by Chilton Engineering to store and sell maps. The one-story, L-shaped building is typical of mid-nineteenth-century vernacular architecture in the area, when residents erected modest wood-frame dwellings. The house has drop siding, a full-length porch supported on posts, and window surrounds with simple moldings.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Map House", [Elko, 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, 154-154.

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