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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Administration Building

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1932, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. North side of Park St. just east of Nevada Hwy.
  • (Mahlon Chute)
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Administration Building (Julie Nicoletta)

The administration building, designed in a simplified Spanish Colonial Revival style, commands a spot on one of the two hills overlooking the city. Spreading below the building is a large park with mature trees. The two-story concrete building has an H-shaped plan with end sections projecting slightly forward and backward from the main mass. Cast concrete surrounds with quoins, a second-floor arcade, and a prominent cornice mark the central entrance. The Bureau of Reclamation completed a major renovation of the building in 1994. At that time it also renovated the Administration Annex, originally Government Dormitory No. 1, next door.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


What's Nearby


Julie Nicoletta, "U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Administration Building", [Boulder City, 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, 235-235.

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