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Lakeview House

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1873, Virginia City and Gold Hill Water Company. U.S. 395 south of E. Lake Blvd.
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

The Virginia City and Gold Hill Water Company erected the small house at the top of the hill dividing Washoe and Eagle valleys as part of the Marlette Lake Water System. The woodframe building, now known as the Lakeview House, housed the water company's superintendent. Three water pipes nearby, laid between 1873 and 1887, brought water to the Comstock. The house remains nearly unaltered. Its L-shaped plan is embellished with a front-facing gable with jigsawn ornamentation in the gable peak. A porch nestled in the corner of the two wings has turned posts and spindlework along the roofline. Shiplap siding covers the walls.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Lakeview House", [Carson 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, 112-112.

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