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Townsite House

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c. 1942
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

This one-story house with a classic flat roof, drop siding, and roof-mounted swamp cooler, characteristic of Townsite dwellings, is the only example with an intact interior that is open to the public. A flat-roofed porch supported on square wood posts shelters half of the facade, including the front entrance. The only decorative touches are the small curved brackets joining the porch beams to the house. The restored interior is compactly arranged, containing two small bedrooms, kitchen, living room, dining room, and bathroom. Interior walls and ceilings are sheathed in ¼-inch plywood with battens covering the seams.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Townsite House", [Henderson, 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, 232-233.

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