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Sierra Pacific Power Company Substation (Nevada-California Power Company Substation)

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Nevada-California Power Company Substation
1905, 1912. Northwest corner of Knapp and Cutting sts.
  • Sierra Pacific Power Company Substation (Nevada-California Power Company Substation) (Bret Morgan)

Surrounded by power lines, the stone substation creates a small industrial zone at the end of a residential street. Though the building is simple, details such as the stone water table, plinth, and parapet lend it dignity. In the early twentyeth century the Nevada-California Power Company supplied all the south-central mining towns with electricity, which was vital to operating the mines.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Sierra Pacific Power Company Substation (Nevada-California Power Company Substation)", [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, 193-193.

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