Four miles west of Beatty on NV 374 is what remains of Rhyolite.
A brief history of Rhyolite: it was the third largest city in Nevada by 1908. And the population reached approximately 8,000 in the city, with a total of 10,000 in the Bullfrog Mining District. The town that was to last forever struggled from its beginning in 1904 to its end in 1919.
Today Rhyolite is a ghost town of dreams.
I believe this outer wall is all that is left of the office of The Indian Springs Water Company, as well as Newton's Grill.
The house was used in a movie called The Airmail in 1925. (It was interesting to learn that a movie was made in Rhyolite in 1924 entitled Wanderers of the Wasteland.)
The house was rehabilitated in 2005.
The second schoolhouse (background in the photo below) was photographed while standing in the John T. Overbury building.
They sold groceries and fresh vegetables, clothing, mining supplies, hardware, lumber, furniture, hay, grain, and Studebaker wagons from this store. The store also offered freight animals for rent.
Constructed in 1907, the building was made of reinforced concrete with walls 26 to 36 inches thick. It boasted a stairway made of Italian marble; windows of stained glass from Italy; and baseboards of Honduras mahogany.
The bank opened for business in January, 1908, but it was shortly absorbed by the First National Bank of Rhyolite.
The post office then moved into the basement.
Construction on the Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad Depot was completed in 1908, and there were soon three railroad lines in Rhyolite. But by 1916, there was only a stub line going into Rhyolite. The depot was no longer in use and by late 1917 the rails were pulled up to reuse the iron for WWI.
The black and white photos seemed appropriate for the ghost town, but below are color photos of some of the same buildings.
Historical information was obtained from rhyolitesite.com and ghosttowns.com/states/nv/rhyolite