This one-story, wood-frame dwelling is a rare surviving example of a worker's house erected by the Babcock and Wilcox Company, which built the steel penstocks for Hoover Dam as subcontractors. The L-shaped dwelling has a hipped roof stretching forward to cover an enclosed porch. Windows set in pairs pierce the clapboard-sided walls. This house and eleven identical ones stood at the center of Boulder City. In 1987 the buildings were auctioned and moved to make way for the construction of a new post office. At that time this house was donated to the Clark County Heritage Museum.
You are here
Babcock and Wilcox House
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.