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Death Valley Ranch, Main House, Death Valley Junction, Inyo County, CA



B&W Photos

HB134311
General View From Southeast

HB134312
Main House And Annex, South And East Sides

HB134313
East Gate, View From East

HB134314
East Gate, View From East With Scale

HB134315
East Gate, North Side, Detail Of Bas-relief Medallion

HB134316
East Gate, North Side, Detail Of Bas-relief Medallion, With Scale

HB134317
East Gate, South Side, Detail Of Bas-relief Medallion

HB134318
East Gate, South Side, Detail Of Bas-relief Medallion With Scale

HB134319
East Gate, West Elevation

HB134320
East Gate, West Elevation, With Scale

HB134321
East Gate, Detail Of South Gatepost Sculpture

HB134322
East Gate, Detail Of North Gatepost Sculpture

HB134323
East Gate, Detail

HB134324
Main House, East Elevation

HB134325
Main House, East Elevation With Scale

HB134326
Main House, East Porch, Looking Northwest Through Gate

HB134327
Main House, South Front And East Side

HB134328
Main House, South Elevation

HB134329
Main House, South Elevation With Scale

HB134330
Main House, South Elevation, East End

HB134331
Main House, South Elevation, East End, With Scale

HB134332
Main House, South Front, Looking Northwest

HB134333
Main House, From South Porch Looking Toward Death Valley

HB134334
Main House, Second-floor Balcony, View To Southwest

HB134335
Main House, South Elevation, West End

HB134336
Main House, South Elevation, West End With Scale

HB134337
West And South Sides

HB134338
West And South Sides, From Power House

HB134339
West Side, From Clock Tower

HB134340
West Elevation

HB134341
West Side

HB134342
West Side Of Main House

HB134343
Main House, West Porch

HB134344
Main House, West Porch, With Artificial Lighting

HB134345
Main House, West Porch, Detail Of 'bullet Splitter'

HB134346
Main House, West Porch, Detail Of 'bullet Splitter' With Scale

HB134347
West Gate

HB134348
West Gate With Scale

HB134349
Courtyard And Bridge, Looking East

HB134350
Courtyard And Bridge, Looking East With Scale

HB134351
Main House, North Elevation, West End West Gate With Scale

HB134352
Main House, North Elevation, Exterior Stair To Second Floor With Scale

HB134353
Main House, North Elevation, Bridge And Exterior Stair To Second Floor With Scale

HB134354
Main House, North Elevation, Entrance To Great Hall, Bridge And Annex With Scale

HB134355
Main House, North Wall, Detail Of Entrance, Looking Southeast

HB134356
Main House, North Wall, Detail Of Entrance, Looking Southeast, Closer

HB134357
Main House, North Wall, Detail Of Entrance

HB134358
Main House, North Wall, Detail Of Entrance With Scale

HB134359
Main House, North Wall, Detail Of Lantern

HB134360
Main House, North Elevation, Entrance To Great Hall With Scale

HB134361
Main House, North Elevation, Kitchen Door With Scale

HB134362
Main House, North Elevation, East End

HB134363
Main House Interior, Living Hall, East Wall

HB134364
Main House Interior, Living Hall, East Wall, Detail Of Grotto Fountain With Scale

HB134365
Main House Interior, Living Hall, East Wall, Detail Of Wall Above Grotto Fountain With Scale

HB134366
Main House Interior, Living Hall, East Wall, Detail Of Lower Part Of Grotto Fountain With Scale

HB134367
Main House Interior, Living Hall, East Wall, Detail Of Basin Of Grotto Fountain With Scale

HB134368
Main House Interior, Living Hall, West Wall

HB134369
Main House Interior, Living Hall, West Wall, Detail Of Fireplace With Scale

HB134370
Main House Interior, Living Hall, North Wall (great Door)

HB134371
Main House Interior, Living Hall, Detail Of Great Door

HB134372
Main House Interior, Living Hall, Detail Of Great Door With Scale

HB134373
Main House Interior, Living Hall, Gallery Looking West

HB134374
Main House Interior, Living Hall, Truss System With Modern Tie Rods

HB134375
Main House Interior, Living Hall Gallery, Detail Of Dragon Light Fixture

HB134376
Main House Interior, Living Hall Gallery, Detail Of Dragon Light Fixture With Scale

HB134377
Main House Interior, Living Hall, Chandelier

HB134378
Main House Interior, Living Hall, Northeast Corner

HB134379
Main House Interior, Bathroom West Of Living Hall

HB134380
Main House Interior, Looking East From Lower Music Room Through Living Hall To Dining Room

HB134381
Main House Interior, Lower Music Room, Looking West

HB134382
Main House Interior, Lower Music Room, Detail Of Fireplace With Photos Of Johnson And Scott

HB134383
Main House Interior, Lower Music Room, Detail Of Fireplace With Photos Of Johnson And Scott With Scale

HB134384
Main House Interior, Solarium, Looking West

HB134385
Main House Interior, Solarium, Detail Of Fountain

HB134386
Main House Interior, Solarium, Detail Of Fountain With Scale

HB134387
Main House Interior, Scotty's Bedroom, Looking West (note 'bullet Splitter' Under Portrait Of Buffalo Bill)

HB134388
Main House Interior, Scotty's Bedroom, Looking East

HB134389
Main House Interior, Dining Room, Looking East

HB134390
Main House Interior, Dining Room, Detail Of Alcove

HB134391
Main House Interior, Kitchen, Southwest Corner Detail Of Sink And Trash Can

HB134392
Main House Interior, Kitchen, Looking Southeast At Stove And Hutch

HB134393
Main House Interior, Kitchen, Looking Northeast At Breakfast Nook

HB134394
Main House Interior Second Floor, Spanish Sitting Room, Looking Northwest

HB134395
Main House Interior Second Floor, Mrs

HB134396
Main House Interior Second Floor, Mrs

HB134397
East And North Sides Of Main House And Annex

HB134398
East Gate And Annex Looking Northwest

HB134399
Oblique View Of East Gate, Looking North

HB134400
South Side Of Annex Looking Northeast

HB134401
Annex, Northeast Tower, Looking North Through Gate

HB134402
Annex, South Elevation, East End, Visitors' Entrance

HB134403
Annex, South Elevation, Sundial And Tower From Roof Of Main House

HB134404
Annex, South Elevation, Sundial With Scale

HB134405
Annex, South Elevation, Covered Patio With Lanai Above With Scale

HB134406
Annex, South Elevation, Covered Patio With Bridge To Main House With Scale

HB134407
Bridge, Looking North From Main House To Annex

HB134408
Detail Of Bridge Where It Joins Annex

HB134409
Annex, South Elevation, Mr

HB134410
Annex, South Elevation, Door To Mrs

HB134411
Annex, South Elevation, Door To Mrs

HB134412
Annex, South Elevation, West End

HB134413
Annex, South Elevation, West End With Scale

HB134414
Annex, South Elevation, West End And West Gate

HB134415
Annex, West Elevation

HB134416
Annex, North Side, East End

HB134417
Annex, East Elevation

HB134418
Annex, East Elevation With Scale

HB134419
Annex, Upper Music Room, Looking Northeast, Piano In Front Of Organ Pipe Screen

HB134420
Annex, Upper Music Room, Piano In Front Of Organ Pipe Screen

HB134421
Annex, Northeast Tower, Ground Level, Detail Of Door

HB134422
Annex, Northeast Tower, Circular Stair, Detail Of Rail

HB134423
Annex, Northeast Tower, Circular Stair, Detail Of Rail Bolts


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Item Title


Location
Main House, Death Valley Junction vicinity, CA

Find maps of Death Valley Junction, CA


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2257-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-151).
Building/structure dates: 1922
Building/structure dates: 1931 subsequent work
Significance: Once fully designed and remodeled, the Main House/Annex became the largest and most beautifully appointed building of the Death Valley Ranch complex. It served as the home and residence for the Johnsons whenever they visited the area.

Subjects
Ranch Houses
Domestic Life


Related Names
Boucher, Jack, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
2. MAIN HOUSE AND ANNEX, SOUTH AND EAST SIDES
3. EAST GATE, VIEW FROM EAST
4. EAST GATE, VIEW FROM EAST WITH SCALE
5. EAST GATE, NORTH SIDE, DETAIL OF BAS-RELIEF MEDALLION
6. EAST GATE, NORTH SIDE, DETAIL OF BAS-RELIEF MEDALLION, WITH SCALE
7. EAST GATE, SOUTH SIDE, DETAIL OF BAS-RELIEF MEDALLION
8. EAST GATE, SOUTH SIDE, DETAIL OF BAS-RELIEF MEDALLION WITH SCALE
9. EAST GATE, WEST ELEVATION
10. EAST GATE, WEST ELEVATION, WITH SCALE
11. EAST GATE, DETAIL OF SOUTH GATEPOST SCULPTURE
12. EAST GATE, DETAIL OF NORTH GATEPOST SCULPTURE
13. EAST GATE, DETAIL
14. MAIN HOUSE, EAST ELEVATION
15. MAIN HOUSE, EAST ELEVATION WITH SCALE
16. MAIN HOUSE, EAST PORCH, LOOKING NORTHWEST THROUGH GATE
17. MAIN HOUSE, SOUTH FRONT AND EAST SIDE
18. MAIN HOUSE, SOUTH ELEVATION
19. MAIN HOUSE, SOUTH ELEVATION WITH SCALE
20. MAIN HOUSE, SOUTH ELEVATION, EAST END
21. MAIN HOUSE, SOUTH ELEVATION, EAST END, WITH SCALE
22. MAIN HOUSE, SOUTH FRONT, LOOKING NORTHWEST
23. MAIN HOUSE, FROM SOUTH PORCH LOOKING TOWARD DEATH VALLEY
24. MAIN HOUSE, SECOND-FLOOR BALCONY, VIEW TO SOUTHWEST
25. MAIN HOUSE, SOUTH ELEVATION, WEST END
26. MAIN HOUSE, SOUTH ELEVATION, WEST END WITH SCALE
27. WEST AND SOUTH SIDES
28. WEST AND SOUTH SIDES, FROM POWER HOUSE
29. WEST SIDE, FROM CLOCK TOWER
30. WEST ELEVATION
31. WEST SIDE
32. WEST SIDE OF MAIN HOUSE
33. MAIN HOUSE, WEST PORCH
34. MAIN HOUSE, WEST PORCH, WITH ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING
35. MAIN HOUSE, WEST PORCH, DETAIL OF 'BULLET SPLITTER'
36. MAIN HOUSE, WEST PORCH, DETAIL OF 'BULLET SPLITTER' WITH SCALE
37. WEST GATE
38. WEST GATE WITH SCALE
39. COURTYARD AND BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST
40. COURTYARD AND BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST WITH SCALE
41. MAIN HOUSE, NORTH ELEVATION, WEST END WEST GATE WITH SCALE
42. MAIN HOUSE, NORTH ELEVATION, EXTERIOR STAIR TO SECOND FLOOR WITH SCALE
43. MAIN HOUSE, NORTH ELEVATION, BRIDGE AND EXTERIOR STAIR TO SECOND FLOOR WITH SCALE
44. MAIN HOUSE, NORTH ELEVATION, ENTRANCE TO GREAT HALL, BRIDGE AND ANNEX WITH SCALE
45. MAIN HOUSE, NORTH WALL, DETAIL OF ENTRANCE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
46. MAIN HOUSE, NORTH WALL, DETAIL OF ENTRANCE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, CLOSER
47. MAIN HOUSE, NORTH WALL, DETAIL OF ENTRANCE
48. MAIN HOUSE, NORTH WALL, DETAIL OF ENTRANCE WITH SCALE
49. MAIN HOUSE, NORTH WALL, DETAIL OF LANTERN
50. MAIN HOUSE, NORTH ELEVATION, ENTRANCE TO GREAT HALL WITH SCALE
51. MAIN HOUSE, NORTH ELEVATION, KITCHEN DOOR WITH SCALE
52. MAIN HOUSE, NORTH ELEVATION, EAST END
53. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LIVING HALL, EAST WALL
54. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LIVING HALL, EAST WALL, DETAIL OF GROTTO FOUNTAIN WITH SCALE
55. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LIVING HALL, EAST WALL, DETAIL OF WALL ABOVE GROTTO FOUNTAIN WITH SCALE
56. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LIVING HALL, EAST WALL, DETAIL OF LOWER PART OF GROTTO FOUNTAIN WITH SCALE
57. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LIVING HALL, EAST WALL, DETAIL OF BASIN OF GROTTO FOUNTAIN WITH SCALE
58. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LIVING HALL, WEST WALL
59. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LIVING HALL, WEST WALL, DETAIL OF FIREPLACE WITH SCALE
60. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LIVING HALL, NORTH WALL (GREAT DOOR)
61. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LIVING HALL, DETAIL OF GREAT DOOR
62. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LIVING HALL, DETAIL OF GREAT DOOR WITH SCALE
63. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LIVING HALL, GALLERY LOOKING WEST
64. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LIVING HALL, TRUSS SYSTEM WITH MODERN TIE RODS
65. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LIVING HALL GALLERY, DETAIL OF DRAGON LIGHT FIXTURE
66. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LIVING HALL GALLERY, DETAIL OF DRAGON LIGHT FIXTURE WITH SCALE
67. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LIVING HALL, CHANDELIER
68. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LIVING HALL, NORTHEAST CORNER
69. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, BATHROOM WEST OF LIVING HALL
70. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LOOKING EAST FROM LOWER MUSIC ROOM THROUGH LIVING HALL TO DINING ROOM
71. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LOWER MUSIC ROOM, LOOKING WEST
72. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LOWER MUSIC ROOM, DETAIL OF FIREPLACE WITH PHOTOS OF JOHNSON AND SCOTT
73. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, LOWER MUSIC ROOM, DETAIL OF FIREPLACE WITH PHOTOS OF JOHNSON AND SCOTT WITH SCALE
74. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, SOLARIUM, LOOKING WEST
75. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, SOLARIUM, DETAIL OF FOUNTAIN
76. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, SOLARIUM, DETAIL OF FOUNTAIN WITH SCALE
77. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, SCOTTY'S BEDROOM, LOOKING WEST (NOTE 'BULLET SPLITTER' UNDER PORTRAIT OF BUFFALO BILL)
78. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, SCOTTY'S BEDROOM, LOOKING EAST
79. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, DINING ROOM, LOOKING EAST
80. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, DINING ROOM, DETAIL OF ALCOVE
81. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, KITCHEN, SOUTHWEST CORNER DETAIL OF SINK AND TRASH CAN
82. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, KITCHEN, LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT STOVE AND HUTCH
83. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR, KITCHEN, LOOKING NORTHEAST AT BREAKFAST NOOK
84. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR SECOND FLOOR, SPANISH SITTING ROOM, LOOKING NORTHWEST
85. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR SECOND FLOOR, MRS. JOHNSON'S ROOM, LOOKING WEST
86. MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR SECOND FLOOR, MRS. JOHNSON'S ROOM, LOOKING NORTHWEST AT FIREPLACE AND CHINA CABINET
87. EAST AND NORTH SIDES OF MAIN HOUSE AND ANNEX
88. EAST GATE AND ANNEX LOOKING NORTHWEST
89. OBLIQUE VIEW OF EAST GATE, LOOKING NORTH
90. SOUTH SIDE OF ANNEX LOOKING NORTHEAST
91. ANNEX, NORTHEAST TOWER, LOOKING NORTH THROUGH GATE
92. ANNEX, SOUTH ELEVATION, EAST END, VISITORS' ENTRANCE
93. ANNEX, SOUTH ELEVATION, SUNDIAL AND TOWER FROM ROOF OF MAIN HOUSE
94. ANNEX, SOUTH ELEVATION, SUNDIAL WITH SCALE
95. ANNEX, SOUTH ELEVATION, COVERED PATIO WITH LANAI ABOVE WITH SCALE
96. ANNEX, SOUTH ELEVATION, COVERED PATIO WITH BRIDGE TO MAIN HOUSE WITH SCALE
97. BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH FROM MAIN HOUSE TO ANNEX
98. DETAIL OF BRIDGE WHERE IT JOINS ANNEX
99. ANNEX, SOUTH ELEVATION, MR. JOHNSON'S OFFICE WITH BRIDGE TO MAIN HOUSE WITH SCALE
100. ANNEX, SOUTH ELEVATION, DOOR TO MRS. JOHNSON'S APARTMENT WITH SCALE
101. ANNEX, SOUTH ELEVATION, DOOR TO MRS. JOHNSON'S APARTMENT WITH SCALE AND ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING
102. ANNEX, SOUTH ELEVATION, WEST END
103. ANNEX, SOUTH ELEVATION, WEST END WITH SCALE
104. ANNEX, SOUTH ELEVATION, WEST END AND WEST GATE
105. ANNEX, WEST ELEVATION
106. ANNEX, NORTH SIDE, EAST END
107. ANNEX, EAST ELEVATION
108. ANNEX, EAST ELEVATION WITH SCALE
109. ANNEX, UPPER MUSIC ROOM, LOOKING NORTHEAST, PIANO IN FRONT OF ORGAN PIPE SCREEN
110. ANNEX, UPPER MUSIC ROOM, PIANO IN FRONT OF ORGAN PIPE SCREEN
111. ANNEX, NORTHEAST TOWER, GROUND LEVEL, DETAIL OF DOOR
112. ANNEX, NORTHEAST TOWER, CIRCULAR STAIR, DETAIL OF RAIL
113. ANNEX, NORTHEAST TOWER, CIRCULAR STAIR, DETAIL OF RAIL BOLTS
Detail view to show the stylized "dragon" bracket feature that stands guard by the outside door to the kitchen (north elevation of the main house)


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