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Railroad Cottages

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c. 1905, Southern Pacific Railroad. Along U.S. 95 and 7th St.
  • Railroad Cottages (Bret Morgan)

The railroad erected these identical one-story houses for its workers. The simple wood-frame bungalows rise to hipped roofs, each with a single front-facing hipped dormer containing two multipane windows. Most of the cottages are still occupied as dwellings or are abandoned. One was converted to a community chapel, gaining a small open belfry. The most common alteration in these houses is the addition of a screened porch and a side dormer.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Railroad Cottages", [, 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, 188-188.

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