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Gardnerville in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Arendt Jensen Merchandise

(Carson Valley Mercantile)

 

—1423 Highway 395 —

 
Arendt Jensen Merchandise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2009
1. Arendt Jensen Merchandise Marker
Inscription.
Vernacular with neoclassical elements style

Arendt Jensen built this general merchandise store in the early 1900's. On the store shelves shoppers could find a wide variety of everyday necessities and supplies from clothing to agricultural tools and seeds. Mr. Jensen also founded the Douglas County Farmer's Bank in Gardnerville, the first bank in Carson Valley.

Mr. Jensen sold the adjoining property to the Masonic Lodge in 1919. While it appears that the site contains one building, there are actually two separate buildings on two parcels here.
 
Location. 38° 56.437′ N, 119° 44.897′ W. Marker is in Gardnerville, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 395 and Eddy Street, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 395. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1423 Highway 395, Minden NV 89423, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J & T Basque Restaurant Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Adaven Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ritchford Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The French Hotel and Bar (about
Arendt Jensen Merchandise Store image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2009
2. Arendt Jensen Merchandise Store
Built by Arendt Jensen in the spring of 1896.
300 feet away); Jensen/Schacht House (about 300 feet away); Farmer’s Telephone Company (about 300 feet away); Record Courier Building (about 300 feet away); East Fork Hotel Building (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gardnerville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located to the right of the rightmost front window.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cheshire Antiques. Cheshire Antiques' webpage descibing the antique store, as well as giving a history of the building. Includes a number of historic photos of both the building itself and of Gardnerville. (Submitted on August 9, 2009.) 

2. Gardnerville Buildings. AroundCarson.com's historic Gardnerville buildings page, includes pictures and thumbnail histories of each building. (Submitted on August 9, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Arendt Jensen Merchandise Store image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2009
3. Arendt Jensen Merchandise Store
Since 2005 the building has housed Cheshire Antiques.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,050 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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