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Cottage, Building 26

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1937, Carl Sederstrand, U.S. Department of the Interior. 5500 Snyder Ave.

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.

References

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

"History." Stewart Indian School. Accessed January 18, 2020. https://stewartindianschool.com/.

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

Writing Credits

Author: 
Julie Nicoletta
Updated By: 
Ann Gilkerson (2020)
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  • 1937

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Citation

Julie Nicoletta, "Cottage, Building 26", [Carson City, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-NW080.5.

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 113-114.

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