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Overview


Landlocked, arid, and infertile, Nevada is one of the least hospitable regions in the United States. Although it is dominated by its wild landscape, Nevada boasts a colorful human history and a rich architectural heritage. This volume, the newest in the acclaimed Buildings of the United States series, offers a comprehensive tour of Nevada's highly distinctive architecture-from old ghost mining towns to the Las Vegas strip, pioneer forts to mega casinos, the silent majesty of the Hoover Dam to the quirkiness of drive-in wedding chapels. Organized by region, the book is a fascinating survey of more than 200 historic sites, including churches, courthouses, schools, homes, historic railroads, copper mines, forts, hotels, and more. Detailed descriptions set all of these diverse forms of building into social, political, historical, and stylistic context. Featuring 250 original photographs, maps, and drawings, this extraordinary volume is the most complete guide of its kind.
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This volume maintains the high standards set for the "Buildings of the United States" series sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians. The sixth in a projected series of 58 volumes, this book is composed of a significant introduction discussing Nevada's distinctive history and natural setting in the context of the built environment; a survey of approximately 400 architecturally and historically significant structures, from ghost towns to the Las Vegas strip; an extensive bibliography; and a glossary of architectural terms. With appropriate indexing and some additional geographical information, this could have served as an excellent gazetteer to the state. Still, the 250 original photographs, maps, and drawings make this the most complete guide of its kind for Nevada. Highly recommended as a monograph and series, this will become a classic. (Reviewed from galleys.)--Jay Schafer, Bay Path Coll., Longmeadow, MA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195141399
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/19/2000
  • Series: Buildings of the United States Series
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie Nicoletta teaches architectural history at the University of Washington, and is the co-author, with photographer Bret Morgan, of the acclaimed Architecture of the Shakers. Morgan is based in Marin County, California.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xiii
List of Maps xvii
Guide for Users of This Volume xix
Introduction 3
Geography 3
Prehistoric and Later Native Americans 7
Euro-American Exploration and Settlement 9
Mining 11
Railroads 22
Farming and Ranching 24
Government 27
Tourism 34
Housing 43
Ethnic Groups 45
The Architectural Profession in Nevada 48
Historic Preservation 49
Notes 52
Northwestern Region 55
Crystal Bay 57
Sand Harbor Vicinity 58
Glenbrook 60
Zephyr Cove 61
Stateline 62
Reno 63
Sparks 81
Sparks Vicinity 86
Washoe Valley 87
Virginia City 88
Gold Hill 96
Silver City 97
Dayton 97
Sutro 98
Carson City 99
Genoa 114
Genoa Vicinity 116
Minden 117
Minden Vicinity 120
Gardnerville 121
Yerington 123
Yerington Vicinity 125
Wellington 126
Northern Region 127
Wadsworth 129
Wadsworth Vicinity 130
Lovelock 131
Imlay 134
Winnemucca 135
Winnemucca Vicinity 142
McDermitt 142
McDermitt Vicinity 143
Paradise Valley 144
Golconda 147
Battle Mountain 148
Carlin 150
Elko 151
Lamoille 159
Owyhee 160
Wells 162
Jarbidge 163
Central Region 165
Silver Springs Vicinity 167
Fallon 168
Fallon Vicinity 170
Austin 171
Eureka 173
Ely 176
East Ely 178
Ely Vicinity 180
McGill 181
Great Basin National Park 183
South-Central Region 184
Hawthorne 184
Mina 188
Tonopah 188
Goldfield 193
Rhyolite 196
Berlin 197
Belmont 199
Manhattan 200
Round Mountain Vicinity 201
Southern Region 202
Las Vegas 204
North Las Vegas 227
Las Vegas Vicinity 228
Henderson 231
Boulder City and Hoover Dam 234
Laughlin 240
Goodsprings 242
Nevada Test Site 242
Logandale 245
Overton 246
Bunkerville 247
Mesquite 249
Caliente 250
Panaca 252
Pioche 253
Bibliography 257
Glossary 263
Illustration Credits 290
Index 291
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