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Cook Bank Building

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1908, George E. Holesworth. Golden St.
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

The largest structure in Rhyolite, the three-story, reinforced concrete Cook Bank Building fell into ruin decades ago. Among the details still visible are quoins, piers scored to look like stone, an arched first-floor facade, and the remnant of a metal cornice near the roofline. A movie company that used the building as a film set in the 1940s added wrought iron balconies and frame and plaster arches and cornices.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Cook Bank Building", [Beatty, 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, 197-197.

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