The Combellack Adobe Row House, an architectural gem in Tonopah, Nevada, reflects the town’s early 20th-century housing trends. Built in 1903 by the Tonopah Extension Mining Company, this adobe row house is the oldest of its kind in Tonopah, showcasing the prevalent building techniques and residential styles of the era.
Combellack Adobe Row House
Combellack Adobe Row House Overview
Originally constructed to house mining employees, the Combellack Adobe Row House is notable for its unique construction method. Unlike traditional adobe homes built with blocks, its walls were cast in place, a method more efficient and popular in Tonopah at the time.
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Combellack Adobe Row House History
The house was part of Tonopah’s first residential district on Central Street, a well-developed area by 1904. J.M. Combellack, a resident since its construction, became the owner in 1905, further cementing its place in the local community.
- 903: Construction of the Combellack Adobe Row House by the Tonopah Extension Mining Company.
- 1905: J.M. Combellack becomes the owner.
- May 20, 1982: Listing on the National Register of Historic Place
Tonopah, Nye County
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Located on Central Street in Tonopah, Nevada, the Combellack Adobe Row House is part of one of the town’s first and most developed residential areas.
Today, the Combellack Adobe Row House serves as a living testament to Tonopah’s history, particularly its early residential development and mining heritage. Its distinctive construction and historical significance make it a cherished landmark in the community.
Click here to view our list of History of the Southwest – Books and Online Resources to learn more about our amazing area!
- Paher, Stanley (1970), Nevada Ghost Towns and Mining Camps, Howell-North Books
- Tingley, Joseph V., Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Report 47 – Mining Districts of Nevada
- United States Geological Survey