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Coffee Cup Cafe

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c. 1940. 556 Nevada Hwy.
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

One of the best-preserved commercial structures from Boulder City's early years, the Coffee Cup is a concrete block structure with an irregular footprint following the oddly shaped corner lot on which it stands. The main facade has large windows and two entrances into the restaurant. A small hip-roofed tower sits atop the low-slung core of the building. Overhanging eaves have exposed rafters characteristic of the regional vernacular.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Coffee Cup Cafe", [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, 237-237.

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