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Offices (Bank of Sparks)

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Bank of Sparks
1904. 948 Victorian Ave. (B St.)
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

Like the other historic buildings on the north side of Victorian Avenue, this structure stood near the railroad tracks that ran through Sparks. This small corner building offers a vernacular interpretation of the Romanesque Revival style. Stone quoins, segmental arches, and parapets contrast with red brick walls in between. The main entrance is recessed in the building's corner, a single cast iron column supporting the wall above. Smooth stones carved with scrolls highlight the roof corner over the entrance. For many decades the building housed the only bank in Sparks.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Offices (Bank of Sparks)", [Sparks, 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, 83-83.

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