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Superintendent's Cottage, Building 3; Stewart Indian Museum
1930, Frederick Snyder and the U.S. Department of the Interior. 5366 Snyder Ave.
  • Stewart Indian Museum (Superintendent's Cottage, Building 3) (Julie Nicoletta)

For his own residence, Snyder designed the most complete example of his interpretation of the Craftsman style established for the Stewart Indian School.

The one-and-one-half-story, U-shaped house stands perpendicular to the administration building, forming an impressive entry to the complex. A long recessed porch along the main (east) facade and two wings projecting to the west form a courtyard at the rear of the house. Window and door openings are marked by coursed stone, flat arches, and rusticated stone sills. 

For a time, the building was home to the Stewart Indian Museum, but since 2003 has housed the Nevada Indian Commission offices.  


"History." Stewart Indian School. Accessed January 19, 2020.

Rahder, Bobbi, Stewart Indian Museum Director. Email interview by Ann Gilkerson, September 13, 2019.


Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta
Updated By: 
Ann Gilkerson (2020)



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Julie Nicoletta, "Nevada Indian Commission", [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, 113-113.

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