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Carson City in Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Nevada’s Capitol

 
 
Nevada’s Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
1. Nevada’s Capitol Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1871, Nevada’s splendid Victorian Capitol was built of sandstone from the quarry of the town’s founder, Abe Curry. The octagon annex was added in 1907, the north and south wings in 1915. Notable features are its Alaskan marble walls, French crystal windows, and elegant interior.
Nevada Centennial Marker No. 25
Sponsor: Daughters of the American Colonies

 
Erected by Daughters of the American Colonies. (Marker Number 25.)
 
Location. 39° 9.833′ N, 119° 45.982′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada, in Carson City. Marker can be reached from South Carson Street (U.S. 395/50) near East Musser Street. Click for map. Marker is mounted on the building to the right of the entrance doors. Marker is at or near this postal address: 149 South Carson Street, Carson City NV 89701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carson City (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Fraternal Site of Carson City (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham Van Santvoord Curry (about 400 feet away); Rinckel Mansion (about 500 feet
Nevada’s Capitol Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
2. Nevada’s Capitol Building
Marker is located to the right of the entrance doors
away); Olcovich-Meyers House (about 500 feet away); Kit Carson 1843 – 44 (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Carson City (about 500 feet away); St. Charles Hotel (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Carson City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nevada’s Capitol Building. “For many years after its 1870 construction, Nevada's capitol building stood a lonely vigil in the center of Carson City. Grounds for the capitol complex had been set aside by town father Abe Curry, but Nevada started out small, and the need for big government had not developed.” (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Wikipedia Article on Nevada’s Capitol Building. (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. GovernmentLandmarksNotable Buildings
 
North (Side) Entrance to Capitol Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
3. North (Side) Entrance to Capitol Building
South (Side) Entrance to Capitol Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
4. South (Side) Entrance to Capitol Building
Nevada’s Capitol Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
5. Nevada’s Capitol Cornerstone
A.D. 1870
A.L. 5870
A.D. 1979
A.L. 5979
The Dome image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
6. The Dome
State of Nevada image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
7. State of Nevada
Capitol
The Southside Portico image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
8. The Southside Portico
Nevada’s Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
9. Nevada’s Capitol
West (Front) Facade image. Click for more information.
By Aaron A. Gallup, Photographer, circa December 1972
10. West (Front) Facade
Historic American Buildings Survey LOC - HABS NV-13-5
Building/structure dates: 1870 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1891 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1905 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1913 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1875 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1948 subsequent work
Significance: This, the first capitol built by the State of Nevada, is a building of monumental character and harmonious proportions. It is of substantial masonry construction with classical details. Later additions have respected the style and details of the original construction.
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Capital Building image. Click for full size.
circa 1872
11. Capital Building
View of east and north façade of the Capitol in 1872 Photo from Nevada State Museum in collection of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Historic American Buildings Survey, Reproduction Number HABS,NEV,13-CARCI,4-3, f
Side View of Portico of Nevada State Capitol Building image. Click for more information.
circa 1920
12. Side View of Portico of Nevada State Capitol Building
Historic American Buildings Survey LOC
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The Flag Poles image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
13. The Flag Poles
Plaque between Flag Poles Reads:
Nevada 1864 – 1989
These flag poles were made possible
by a grant from the Nevada 125th
Anniversary Commission and stand in
tribute to the great State of Nevada
Bob Miller, Governor
State of Nevada
Frankie Sue Del Pada, Secretary of State
Terry Sullivan, Director Department of General Services
October 31, 1990
Sierra Redwood image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
14. Sierra Redwood
Throughout the grounds of the Capitol are trees from different counties within Nevada. This example is the Sierra Redwood. Plaque reads:
Sierra Redwood
Sequoia Giganteum
Clark County
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,226 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   11. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   12, 13, 14. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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