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Play House, Foreman's House, Granary, Garage [Cold Storage]
  • Play house (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)
  • Foreman's house (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)
  • Granary (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)
  • Garage (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

The remaining outbuildings on the Damonte Ranch represent varied uses. The play house (c. 1900) was most likely built for one of Peleg Brown's grandchildren. This tiny bungalow measuring 8 by 10 feet stands south of the main house within the enclosed yard. Also to the south, outside the yard and facing the old road, is the foreman's house (1860s), a modest one-and-one-half-story structure with a front-gable roof. A shed roof supported by square posts shelters the first floor of the main facade. Asphalt shingles cover original siding. The granary (1860s), behind the foreman's house, stands on a stone foundation measuring 16 by 25 feet. Tin lines the interior walls and floor to keep out rodents. The garage, formerly cold storage (1860s), has heavy stone walls enclosing a 21-foot-by-26-foot space and supporting a front-gable roof with board-and-batten gable ends.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Outbuildings", [Reno, 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, 80-81.

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