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1931, early 1940s. 760 U.S. 50
  • Lodge (Julie Nicoletta)

The most prominent building at the resort is the wood-frame lodge, located just adjacent to the highway. Initially two stories tall with a gable roof and dormers, it was covered with half-round siding. After Whittell purchased the complex in 1937, he extended the lodge to the north, adding a hotel lobby, offices, kitchen, restaurant, and more guest rooms on the second floor. The building now measures 154 by 43 feet, with its long side parallel to the road. A one-story porch runs along most of the length of the facade. Irregular stones with raised mortar joints clad the wall under the porch. The restaurant in the north wing has numerous windows that take advantage of the lake view.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Lodge", [, 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, 61-61.

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