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Berlin in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mrs. Phillips Home

 
 
Mrs. Phillips Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, April 3, 2013
1. Mrs. Phillips Home Marker
Inscription. Mrs. Kate Phillips lived here until 1907. She then moved to Ione and opened a boarding house and lodging house.

Later, Will and Mack Foster resided in this building for about twenty years. During that time they prospected a wide area and also leased on company property. Later they gardened and raised goats. Will got sick and was taken to Tonopah where he died in 1953. In 1954, Mack died here of a heart attack.

In his book "Odyssey of a Desert Prospector", Herman W. Albert's description of the house in which he lived, fits the appearance of this building at that time. Mrs. Phillips moved to Ione previously and it was very likely that Albert lived here when he was working for the company.
 
Location. 38° 52.896′ N, 117° 36.611′ W. Marker is in Berlin, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker can be reached from Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park Road 2 miles south of Nevada Route 844, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. If driving north marker is 2.1 miles north of NV Route 844. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Foster's Blacksmith Shop (a few steps from this marker); Watson's House (within shouting distance of this marker);
Mrs. Phillips Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, April 3, 2013
2. Mrs. Phillips Home Marker
The marker is to the right of the front door.
A Home (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named A Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Company Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Doctor's Office & Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Firmin Bruner (about 300 feet away); Mine Superintendent's Home (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berlin.
 
Regarding Mrs. Phillips Home. Marker text written by Firmin Bruner (Berlin Resident Since 1904)
 
Also see . . .  Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park Web Site. (Submitted on October 25, 2015.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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