Antonio Sala Ranch, Barn, 7300 Franktown Road, Washoe City, Washoe County, NV
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Overview Of Ranch Buildings Facing North From Franktown Road.
View Of Barn Facing West.
Interior Of Barn Facing West.
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7300 Franktown Road, Washoe City, NV
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS NV-24-A
Building/structure dates: 1870 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1880 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1935 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1960 subsequent work
Significance: The Antonio Sala Barn and related ranch buildings are historically significant in the area of agriculture. The property is eligible for listing on the National Register under criterion A, for its lengthy association with the 19th and early 20th century agricultural development of Washoe Valley. ... The Sala Barn is also significant in the area of architecture, and is eligible to the National Register under criterion C as a good example of nineteenth century vernacular barn design and construction methods. Built using a heavy timber post and beam structural frame with mortised, notched, and pegged connections, it typifies the method of construction for large agricultural buildings once common in the Washoe Valley from the 1860s through the 1880s. It is one of six documented barns existing in Washoe Valley dating from that era and built with the same method of construction. Of the five other barns, three are located on the Little Bangor-Cliff Ranch and are under single ownership. Another barn is located on the Parks Ranch, and the fifth is located on the Twaddle/Pedroli Ranch. The property's period of significance is from 1859 through 1940. That period includes the Comstock Mining Era which precipitated the early agricultural development of the Washoe Valley, including the initial ranching activities on the Lightning "W" Ranch. The period extends through 1940 which is the span of time that the ranch actively contributed to local commercial agriculture, particularly the dairy industry. The Sala Barn retains sufficient integrity of design, materials, and workmanship to convey its association with local agricultural history and nineteenth and early twentieth century ranch architecture.
Wwise, Grant J.
Fisher, Martin, Photographer
Koval, Ana B., Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. OVERVIEW OF RANCH BUILDINGS FACING NORTH FROM FRANKTOWN ROAD.
2. OVERVIEW OF RANCH BUILDINGS FACING NORTHWEST FROM FRANKTOWN ROAD.
3. VIEW OF BARN FACING NORTHWEST.
4. VIEW OF BARN FACING WEST.
5. VIEW OF BARN FACING SOUTHWEST.
6. VIEW OF BARN FACING SOUTHEAST.
7. VIEW OF BARN FACING NORTHEAST.
8. INTERIOR OF BARN FACING EAST.
9. INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN PORTION OF BARN FACING EAST.
10. INTERIOR OF BARN SHOWING ROOF STRUCTURE.
11. INTERIOR OF BARN FACING WEST.
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