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House (Kinney House)

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Kinney House
1856. 196 Genoa Ln.
  • House (Kinney House) (Bret Morgan)

The brick house is a well-preserved example of Genoa's more prominent nineteenth-century dwellings, many of which have Greek Revival and Eastlake elements. The main facade is symmetrical, capped by a front-gabled roof trimmed with a delicate bargeboard. The front door, surrounded by side lights and a transom, stands to one side of the facade, with two pairs of French doors to the left. The front porch, supported by four square posts, covers the full width of the house. Over time, numerous additions have been built to the rear of the house, but the front has remained intact. The greatest threat to the building today is the encroaching development of new housing to the east, which has altered the dwelling's original setting and may continue to move eastward, ravaging historic structures.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "House (Kinney House)", [Minden, 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, 116-116.

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