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Samuel C. Dunham House

The Samuel C. Dunham House, located in Tonopah, Nevada, is a remarkable example of the Eastern Shingle architectural style from the early 20th century. Built in 1904, this house is representative of the homes built by prosperous businessmen during Tonopah’s first boom period in the mining industry.

Samuel C. Dunham House

Samuel C. Dunham House Overview

This one-story bungalow, featuring an Eastern Shingle architectural style, showcases the living standards of successful businessmen in Tonopah during the mining boom. The house’s design includes a hipped roof extending over a front veranda with shingled, tapered columns, highlighting the unique architectural preferences of the era.

National Register Number

NRHP Reference No. 82003229

Year Established/Founded


Samuel C. Dunham House History

The Samuel C. Dunham House, built in 1904, reflects the prosperous period of Tonopah during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The town experienced a significant influx of settlers, including miners and businessmen, due to the discovery of silver, leading to a mining boom that shaped the region’s economic and social landscape.


  • 1904: Construction of the Samuel C. Dunham House.
  • 1982: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada

GPS Coordinates

38°04′01″N 117°13′34″W (38.06695, -117.22606)

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Belmont Ave., Tonopah, Nevada

The Samuel C. Dunham House is not just an architectural marvel but also a symbol of Tonopah’s rich history, echoing the voices of the businessmen and miners who once thrived in this bustling mining town.

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