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  • Odd Fellows Hall (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)
  • Bank Saloon and Deli (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)
  • Lyon Market (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

A number of historic public and commercial buildings remain on this street, though two large casinos have somewhat altered the character of the downtown. Frederick J. DeLongchamps's Odd Fellows Hall (1913–1914), 1 South Main Street, is one of the architect's simplest designs, displaying a quiet classicism in its symmetrical facade. This two-story concrete building, faced in brick, suits a small rural town. The small Bank Saloon and Deli (1917, c. 1955), 37 North Main Street, was initially erected as a bank. Though the structure is small, its restrained Beaux-Arts appearance lends it dignity and would have reassured depositors of the bank's security. The vacant Lyon Market (1960), 120 North Main Street, stands out as a vernacular interpretation of modern architecture. The rectangular structure is brick with vertical bands of geometric cinderblock screening the windows. Its large footprint and parking lot along the street have disrupted the rhythm of the smaller one- and two-story buildings.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Main Street", [Yerington, 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, 124-125.

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