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Nevada's Historic Buildings: A Cultural Legacy (Wilber S. Shepperson Series in Nevada History)

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Book News Annotation:

James, Nevada's State Historic Preservation Officer, and Harvey (history, Merced College) recount the history of 90 of Nevada's historic buildings that have been preserved and rehabilitated as cultural centers by the Nevada Commission for Cultural Affairs. The buildings are described within the context of the state's history and the people who created and lived in them, and include sites from mining boomtowns, ranches, the transportation industry, the divorce and gaming industries, the New Deal and other programs, the tourism industry, and the current postmodern era, such as schools, hospitals, museums, courthouses, opera houses, depots, churches, libraries, firehouses, houses, and hotels. B&w photos are included. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Ronald M. James is Nevadas Historic Preservation Officer and author of The Roar and the Silence: A History of Virginia City and the Comstock Lode and Temples of Justice: County Courthouses of Nevada (both from University of Nevada Press), and others.<br> <br> <br> Elizabeth Safford Harvey teaches history at Merced College. She has worked on Nevada listings for the National Register of Historic Places, conducted interviews for the Comstock Oral History Project, and served as a research consultant for the Nevada Historic Preservation Office.<br> Of related interest<br>

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874177985
Author:
James, Ronald M.
Publisher:
University of Nevada Press
Photographer:
Perkins, Thomas
Author:
Harvey, Elizabeth Safford
Author:
Harvey, Elizabeth
Subject:
Nevada History.
Subject:
Nevada History, Local.
Subject:
Buildings - Landmarks & Monuments
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Architecture-United States General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Wilber S. Shepperson Series in Nevada History
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
94 photos/1 map
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 6 in

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