Elgin is a ghost town located between Caliente and Carp NV. Originally a railroad town, it is now the home of a one-room schoolhouse, which had been in use from 1922 to 1967. The schoolhouse is now a museum with an apple orchard nearby and was declared a State Historic Site in 2005.
As of February 2013, the State Historic Site is permanently closed due to the damage to the only road leading to the site (SR 317), caused by flooding in 2005. We braved the pock marked road only because Lynn, my wife, was born in Elgin IL and obsessed about wanting to visit this site. I would have turned back several times if I was really in charge of the decision making in our family.
This is not a photo of the school house- which looked like it had been recently refurbished and newly painted bright red and white. We came across these two cinder block buildings on the side of the road and they may pre-date the schoolhouse- though I seriously doubt it. They might just as well be only a few years old. No way to know. Nor what their purpose was. A garage and two story storage facility? Sorry. I think I’ve failed miserably in this Shoot Out which was meant to show you the oldest building in my town. Inside and out, and give you the history.