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Garage (Elephant Barns)

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Elephant Barns
1938, Frederick J. DeLongchamps
  • Garage (Elephant Barns) (Julie Nicoletta)

Whittell used this structure to house his elephants, which he kept at the estate as part of a menagerie of exotic animals to entertain himself and his guests. The spartan style and long, rectangular form of the garage set it apart from most of the other buildings on the estate. The one-story, flat-roofed stone building measures 18 by 50 feet and stands to the north of the main house. The west facade has three paneled metal double doors and irregular diagonal ends, one of whose randomly laid granite walls merges into a low stone wall along the driveway.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Garage (Elephant Barns)", [New Washoe City, 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, 59-59.

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