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Bottle House

Posted by
Fran (Trumbull CT, United States) on 22 September 2015 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Porch at Tom Kelly's Bottle House in the Rhyolite ghost town, just NE of Death Valley in Beatty, Nevada. Rhyolite was at its peak during the gold rush around 1906-1910. Shortly after that it was deserted as only one small mine was ever found there. During its heyday there were many elegant buildings (such as a 3-story bank with marble floors, electricity and heat) and 3 railroads. The bottle house was constructed of some 30,000 beer and liquor bottles and intended to be raffled off. It served as a residence and later as a curio shop. It had 3 rooms.