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Old Bottle House (E. A. Byler House)

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E. A. Byler House
1905. 406 Crook Ave.
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

This small house constructed of bottles and adobe mortar is a rare example of its type. Some residents in south-central Nevada mining towns built bottle houses because beer bottles were plentiful, whereas conventional building materials were locally scarce and expensive to transport. In addition, the method of construction did not require the level of skill necessary for erecting brick or stone buildings. E. A. Byler, a mining engineer, constructed this house as his residence.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Old Bottle House (E. A. Byler House)", [Goldfield, 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, 194-194.

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