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c. 1896
  • Machine Shop

The machine shop, located uphill from the assay office, not far from the mill, has large openings to allow for the movement of machinery. A metal roof with standing seams kept out rain and snow and helped reduce the risk of fire. Pieces of rusted equipment stand in the sagebrush nearby. This type of structure, built to shelter workers repairing, assembling, and taking apart mining and milling equipment, was common in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century mining towns.

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Author: 
Julie Nicoletta
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Julie Nicoletta, "Machine Shop", [Austin, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-SC27.

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 198-198.

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