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Douglas County Offices (Minden Inn)

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Minden Inn
1912–1916, Frederick J. DeLongchamps. 1992–1993. 1594 Esmeralda Ave.
  • Douglas County Offices (Minden Inn)

This structure employs the restrained classicism of DeLongchamps's other buildings in town. The three-story building of buff-colored brick rises from a raised basement, culminating in an elaborate entablature with a cornice, brackets, egg-and-dart molding, dentils, and a frieze. The central section is slightly recessed and contains a recessed porch supported by four Doric columns. Five sets of multipane double entrance doors are each topped by a long multipane transom.

The Dangberg family built the structure as the Minden Inn to give the town a fine hotel with features including steam heat and an elevator. For most of the twentieth century the building functioned as a hotel and casino, but numerous alterations greatly diminished its appearance. In the 1990s the owner rehabilitated the building, which Douglas County now leases for use as offices.

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Author: 
Julie Nicoletta
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Julie Nicoletta, "Douglas County Offices (Minden Inn)", [Minden, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-NW093.

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 119-120.

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