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The first (and last standing) ) brick house to be built in Cherry Creek, Nevada. Newspapers of the day reported in preface, that the grand new structure would be “patterned after an Italian castle”.

Small palace, indeed: the building consists of three small rooms connected by a narrow hallway.


Brickwork Challenge on
Contrasting Perceptions

Published: JPG Magazine Issue 17

Time Gates

Sheriff’s Castle And Roses

Canon 350D EOS
Tamron 55-200mm + UV filter
JASC PaintShop Pro + Corel PhotoImpact x3

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Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdover 5 years ago

    Great shot, well done

  • Thanks a lot, David!

    Having this photo chosen for publication changed my approach to shooting buildings … I realized that I had primarily been “documenting architecture” – not really capturing the essence or character of these old ghosts ….

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdover 5 years ago

    Pleased to hear it is being published

  • Ah – past tense. Last October … I bought ten copies. :D

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • … of the magazine, that is.

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdover 5 years ago

    hahahaha I would have done the same

  • Appel
    Appelover 5 years ago

    I just absolutely love your history tidbits!!! Do you do a lot of research finding out all this info? It’s absolutely fascinating! I love the photos but to have the stories behind them makes them even better! Awesome shot, I like how you didn’t include the top half of the building – it’s a great angle!

  • Research? Um … not exactly. I have access to some old newspaper articles from 1880 1912 or so - when this town had its own press.

    If I don’t know about something more recent, I ask my father. His family came here in the 1940’s, and he is pretty much the authority on “contemporary” local history. :D

    Since there are only about 15 of the old places still standing, there is not a lot of research to be done.

    Glad you like the shot, Ann … BTW: the wooden boards at the bottom are not a walkway — that was a porch awning. Fell down, a few years ago.

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Appel
    Appelover 5 years ago

    LOL! I guess you did include the top part of the building after all! Wow, I would have never known that! It looks like it fits so perfectly up against the building!
    It’s wonderful that you have access to so many wonderful pieces of history! and that you care about it and are willing to share it! Thanks!

  • Alana Ranney
    Alana Ranneyover 5 years ago

    Love it!! Very nice.

  • Sorry I missed your comment, Alana — THANK YOU!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Reg  Lyons
    Reg Lyonsover 5 years ago

    This is great Arla! Bring it over to our group “POSTED – No Trespassing”

  • Oh! That’s weird … I would have sworn it was already in there … OTW!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Kerensa Davies
    Kerensa Daviesabout 5 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Kat!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Kerensa Davies
    Kerensa Daviesabout 5 years ago

    Your welcome. It is a great shot, I hope you will enter more challenges, eithr in contrasting perceptions or Untocuhed. thanks

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