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Girls' Dormitory

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Building 16
1942, Carl Sederstrand, U.S. Department of the Interior. 5500 Snyder Ave.
  • Girls' Dormitory (Building 16) (Julie Nicoletta)

This large one-story building is one of the simpler structures on the Stewart Indian School campus, reflecting the increasingly spare designs of the federal government, which by this time was devoting its funds to the war effort. Instead of porches and stickwork details, the dormitory has flat surfaces. Nevertheless, it retains the characteristic multi-colored stone walls and symmetrical form of the other school buildings. It is similar to other girls' dormitories at the school but has a U-plan rather than an H-plan. Dark wood shingles sheathe the upper gable ends, which are pierced by circular vents.

As of 2020, the building is vacant. 


Hershenow, Max, H+K Architects. Telephone interview by Ann Gilkerson, September 18, 2019.

"History." Stewart Indian School. Accessed January 18, 2020.

Rahder, Bobbi, Museum Director, Stewart Indian School. Email correspondence with Ann Gilkerson, September 13, 2019.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta
Updated By: 
Ann Gilkerson (2020)



  • 1942


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Julie Nicoletta, "Girls' Dormitory", [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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