The George A. Bartlett House, also known as the Old Knights of Columbus Hall, is a unique architectural landmark in Tonopah, Nevada. Built in 1907 by George A. Bartlett, a figure who later served as a U.S. Congressman, this house exhibits the rare Eastern Shingle Style in Nevada, standing out for its distinct aesthetic and historical significance.
George A. Bartlett House
George A. Bartlett House Overview
Situated on a height on Mount Brougher, the house overlooks the town of Tonopah. Its Shingle style, more common in the northeastern United States, is a rarity in Nevada, making it a unique example of this architectural form in the region.
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George A. Bartlett House History
The house was built by George A. Bartlett and is notable for its asymmetrical plan and rubblestone foundation, typical of the Eastern Shingle Style. It later served as the Knights of Columbus Hall before being abandoned. In 2008, renovation efforts began to repurpose the house as a bed and breakfast.
- 1907: Construction of the George A. Bartlett House.
- 1907: George A. Bartlett loses the house during the Panic of 1907.
- 2008: Renovation begins to transform the house into a bed and breakfast.
- May 20, 1982: Added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Tonopah, Nye County
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McQuillan and Booker Streets, Tonopah, Nevada
Today, the George A. Bartlett House is not just a piece of Tonopah’s architectural heritage but also a symbol of the town’s historical evolution. Its transformation from a personal residence to a Knights of Columbus Hall and finally to a bed and breakfast mirrors the dynamic history of the town itself.
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- 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