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Nye County Courthouse

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1905, J. C. Robertson. 1960s, additions. McCullough St.
  • Nye County Courthouse (Julie Nicoletta)

The two-story Nye County Courthouse is a sturdy, rusticated stone structure with at least two features unusual in Nevada's architecture: it has an ornate Romanesque Revival entrance and a bullet-shaped metal dome. The five-bay facade has round-arched windows on the first floor and segmental-arched windows on the second. A simple denticulated cornice supports a pyramidal hipped roof, in turn surmounted by a dome with four dormers for vents. The courthouse has not been treated well over years of continual use. The county has marred the building with a series of concrete-block additions to the sides and rear, and with the installation of a steel-frame and glass vestibule that obscures the elaborate arched entrance.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Nye County Courthouse", [Tonopah, 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, 189-189.

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