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Frank R. Wilcox Auditorium and Panaca High School Gymnasium

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1930. Edwards St. between 3rd and 4th sts.
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

The auditorium and gymnasium are identical structures with rectangular plans, brick walls, and bow-shaped roof trusses. On the stripped-classical facades pilasters divide each side into five bays, with a central entry marked by a cast concrete arch with tympanum and keystone. A new, T-shaped high school stands between the auditorium and gymnasium. These twin structures are the only extant historic example of such a pair of support buildings erected for a public school district in southern Nevada.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Frank R. Wilcox Auditorium and Panaca High School Gymnasium", [, 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, 253-253.

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