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Town Hall

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1886, 1977. 2287 Main St.

The town hall stands on the east side of Main Street, a block away from the nineteenth-century commercial buildings on the west side. Initially built as the Raycraft Dance Hall, the structure has a large interior space that functions well today as a community meeting place. The one-story, wood-frame building has drop siding, now covered on the side walls by composition shingles. A stepped false front hides a steeply pitched gable roof. The bell tower and porch were added in 1977 in a clumsy attempt to make the building look more “Victorian.” Even the balusters in the bell tower appear to be installed upside down. These additions have detracted from the original appearance of the hall. The interior, however, is in better condition. The large room has a barrel-vaulted roof. Wainscot, in alternating dark and light wood, lines the lower walls of the room. The upper walls and ceiling are sided with thin, vertical wood boards.

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Author: 
Julie Nicoletta
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Julie Nicoletta, "Town Hall", [Genoa, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-NW084.

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 116-116.

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