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Boulder Dam Hotel

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1933–1935, L. Henry Smith. 1305 Arizona St.
  • Boulder Dam Hotel (Julie Nicoletta)

Boulder Dam Hotel, near the historic business district, provided elegant lodgings for visitors during the period of the dam's construction. Built in the Colonial Revival style, faintly echoing Mount Vernon, the hotel is unusual for Boulder City. It became a popular destination in the 1930s, when it offered the only lodgings in town. Originally U-shaped, the hotel underwent an expansion in 1935 that gave it an H-shaped plan. Exterior walls are concrete block rising to gable roofs. A two-story, fulllength porch with paneled square columns covers the main facade. Pilasters and quoins flank the front entrance, topped by a pediment.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Boulder Dam Hotel", [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, 236-236.

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