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House (Nephi J. Wadsworth House)

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Nephi J. Wadsworth House
1895, Nephi J. Wadsworth. Northeast corner of Main and 5th sts.

The largest and most elaborate dwelling in Panaca, this two-story brick structure shows the influence of the Queen Anne style in a crossgabled plan, gable-end stickwork, and shingles in the gable facing Main Street. The ingenuity of the builder is most evident in the unusual three-sided porch nestled between the two wings of the house and sheltering the front entry. Square columns of carved stone rise to a heavy stone balustrade enclosing a second-story balcony. A dormer wedged between the juncture of the two gables contains a door opening on the balcony. This porch faces the corner of Main and 5th streets, commanding attention from passersby. The Wadsworths, one of the more affluent families in Panaca, proudly displayed their prosperity by erecting this substantial house.

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Julie Nicoletta
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Julie Nicoletta, "House (Nephi J. Wadsworth House)", [, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-SO73.

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Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 252-253.

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