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Frame Cottage

The Frame Cottage, situated at 183 Prospect St. in Tonopah, Nevada, is a historical house built around 1909. With its distinctive wood-frame construction and detailed architectural design, it stands as one of the few remaining examples of frame homes from Tonopah’s early 20th-century residential landscape.

Frame Cottage

Frame Cottage Overview

This historic house is notable for its “T”-shaped design, gable roof with pediment-like gables, a porch with a pediment, and classically influenced boxed eaves. It represents a time when frame houses were common in Tonopah, offering a window into the architectural trends of the era.

National Register Number


Year Established/Founded

Circa 1909

Frame Cottage History

While specific details about the early use and residents of the Frame Cottage are not readily available, its architectural integrity and preservation make it a significant example of local historical residential construction in Tonopah.


  • Circa 1909: Construction of the Frame Cottage.
  • May 20, 1982: The house is added to the National Register of Historic Places.


Tonopah, Nye County

GPS Coordinates

38.06621°N, 117.23292°W

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183 Prospect St., Tonopah, Nevada

Today, the Frame Cottage serves as a remarkable example of Tonopah’s residential architectural heritage. Its preservation allows for an appreciation of the early 20th-century home-building styles and techniques, adding to the rich tapestry of the town’s history.

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