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House (Dangberg House)

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Dangberg House
1911, Fred Shadeter. 1600 6th St.
  • House (Dangberg House) (Julie Nicoletta)
  • House (Dangberg House) (Bret Morgan)

A rare example of the simplified Prairie Style in Nevada, this two-story, wood-frame house stands on the edge of Minden's large central square, making an impressive appearance in a town of modest houses and bungalows. As the home of John Dangberg, one of the Dangberg brothers who founded the town, the dwelling's unusual style displayed the wealth and progressive outlook of its owner.

On a raised basement, the rectangular house has walls covered with stucco. Thin vertical and horizontal boards divide the upper story into a grid in which fit five windows of two different sizes. A central front porch supported by heavy piers and capped by a pedimented gable roof covers part of the facade. Windows, symmetrically placed, balance the porch. A small enclosed, hip-roofed porch projects from the west side. A low-pitched hipped roof with a wide overhang emphasizes the horizontality of the house, typical of Prairie Style buildings. The facade loosely resembles that of Frank Lloyd Wright's Ward Willitts house (1900–1902), suggesting that Shadeter was inspired by Wright's design.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "House (Dangberg 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, 119-119.

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