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Water Filtration Plant

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1932, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. 300 Railroad Ave.
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

Standing on a hill above the city, the plant, with its brick walls, square hip-roofed tower, and red tile roof, looks a bit like a Tuscan farmhouse. A two-story rectangular mass covered by a gable roof abuts the tower. Quoins decorate the corners of the main mass and tower. Smaller one-story sections surround the core of the plant, which provided Boulder City with its first potable water.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


What's Nearby


Julie Nicoletta, "Water Filtration Plant", [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, 236-237.

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