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Antique Shop (Hotel Abbay)

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Hotel Abbay
1920s. 834 Victorian Ave. (B St.)
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

When B Street was one of Sparks's main roads and passenger trains stopped nearby, buildings such as this former hotel were commonplace. The simple building has a flat facade laid in Flemish bond, with red and black alternating bricks adding texture and color to the structure. The facade rises to a central pediment and end piers; the roofline between these elements is decorated with ornamental ironwork. Now an antique shop, this structure has been altered, as have numerous surviving old buildings along the street.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Antique Shop (Hotel Abbay)", [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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