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Brann Boardinghouse

The Brann Boardinghouse in Tonopah, Nevada, stands as a significant historical landmark. Built in 1906, this 2½-story wood-frame residence not only reflects the architectural style of its era but also the booming mining community’s lifestyle in early 20th-century Tonopah.

Brann Boardinghouse

Brann Boardinghouse Overview

As the largest wood-frame residence in Tonopah, the Brann Boardinghouse is a remarkable example of early 1900s architecture. Featuring a symmetrical plan, a two-story porch, and 18 rooms, this building played a crucial role in accommodating miners during Tonopah’s peak boom years.

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Brann Boardinghouse History

Mrs. A.J. Brann constructed the boarding house in 1906 amidst a surge in mining activities in Tonopah. It served as one of many boarding houses in the area, providing essential lodging for the community’s miners.


  • 1906: Construction of the Brann Boardinghouse by Mrs. A.J. Brann.
  • May 20, 1982: The boarding house is added to the National Register of Historic Places.


Tonopah, Nye County

GPS Coordinates

38.06573°N, 117.23168°W

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Located on Bryan Street in Tonopah, Nevada, the Brann Boardinghouse sits on less than one acre of land. It’s a prominent structure in the town, reflecting the historical context of the mining era.

Today, the Brann Boardinghouse remains one of only four surviving boarding houses in Tonopah, preserving a significant piece of the town’s mining history. Its architectural integrity, despite minor modifications, offers a tangible connection to the past, encapsulating the spirit and resilience of the early 20th-century mining community.

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