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Babcock and Wilcox House

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1933, E. D. Wagner
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

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.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Babcock and Wilcox 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, 233-233.

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