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House (G. L. “Tex” Rickard House)

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G. L. “Tex” Rickard House
1906. 420 Crook Ave.

Unlike the house next door, this eclectic residence displays a profusion of forms and mass-produced trims. Brick walls rise to a steeply pitched hipped roof with intersecting gables, one on the north (facade) side and the other on the east side. Narrow hipped roofs top these gables and are edged with crenellated cresting. An inset porch stands to the left of the front gable, trimmed with turned posts and jigsawn brackets and dentils. The house was built for “Tex” Rickard, a gambler, saloon owner, and promoter of prizefights. He later moved to New York City, where he managed Madison Square Garden.

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Author: 
Julie Nicoletta
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Julie Nicoletta, "House (G. L. “Tex” Rickard House)", [, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-SC21.

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 194-196.

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