Bottle House, Rhyolite, NV

Bottle House, Rhyolite, NV

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Tom Kelly's Bottle House in Rhyolite Nevada. The famous bottle house was completed in 1906 on Amargosa Street by Tom Kelly, a local saloon keeper. The bottle house was made of empty beer and liquor bottles, which Mr. Kelly collected from the back yards of local saloons. The bottles were laid on their sides and embedded with adobe mud mortar. Paramount Pictures restored the building in 1925, for the filming of "Wanderer of the Wasteland." After the filming, the bottle house was given to the Beatty Improvement Association for maintenance as a historical relic. It was maintained as a museum until 1956. Today it is owned and maintained by the Bureau of Land Management. In 2005 the building was stabilized by the Bureau of Land Management. Broken bottles, trim on the corners, and the porch flooring and railing were replaced. Information from www.rhyolitenevada.com #bottle #bottle_house #ghost_town #house #old_house #porch #rhyolite #rhyolite_nevada #roof #window #wood #wooden_roof
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