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Cottage, Building 26

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1937, Carl Sederstrand, U.S. Department of the Interior. 5500 Snyder Ave.
  • (Julie Nicoletta)

Originally built as staff housing for the Stewart Indian School, this single-story, L-shaped stone building formerly served as the Washoe tribe's cultural center. The modest structure has a main entrance sheltered by an open porch nestled in the junction of the wings. The wall flanking the entrance has board-and-batten siding. Wide horizontal wood boards trim the upper gable ends. The building represents a successful example of adaptive reuse, which could preserve the complex.

While it is no longer in use, the cottage is still owned by the Washoe Tribe.


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)



  • 1937


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Julie Nicoletta, "Cottage, Building 26", [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, 113-114.

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