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Wellington School

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1898. South side NV 208, approximately 2.5 miles west of the intersection with the Wellington cutoff
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

Wellington School is a simple structure with board-and-batten siding terminating in a boxed cornice. Above the entrance on the gable ridge is a bell tower supported on short square posts. The one-room, wood-frame schoolhouse with a front-facing gable roof was once a common sight in small-town Nevada. By the early twentieth century, ambitious towns, no matter how small, wanted prominent school buildings to enhance their communities. Many of the buildings, however, have been demolished or moved to museums for preservation; this one may have been moved from its original site.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Wellington School", [Wellington, 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, 126-126.

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