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Water Tower

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1940s

This picturesque tower rises at the top of the hill around which the domestic buildings cluster. The wood-frame structure has a clapboarded base that tapers to a second story, with vertical wood siding and rectangular vents, which contains the tank. The tapered frame maximizes support for the water tank above. The change in siding differentiates the two sections of the structure, and the vertical siding emphasizes the tower's height. A narrow balcony with a plain wood railing extends around three sides of the tower at the juncture of the two sections and rests on beams with exposed ends. A low-pitched hipped roof with exposed rafters flares over the structure.

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Author: 
Julie Nicoletta
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Julie Nicoletta, "Water Tower", [Las Vegas, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-SO32.3.

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 229-229.

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