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Club Brandin' Iron

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1930s. 548 Commercial St.
  • Club Brandin' Iron (Bret Morgan)

One of Elko's vintage bars, the Brandin' Iron displays a simple but integrated example of Moderne styling. The facade serves as a backdrop for the large sign over the main entrance. Two plate glass windows flank the entrance, which is marked by curving glass block walls receding to the door. The entire entry is covered by a canopy trimmed with aluminum. Above, the backdrop for the neon appears to be a rugged cliff or a broken down fence. The words “Club Brandin' Iron” float above two branding irons with the brands “El” and “Ko.”

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Club Brandin' Iron", [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, 155-155.

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