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Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fourth Ward School

1876 – 1936

 
 
Fourth Ward School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
1. Fourth Ward School Marker
Inscription. Centennial monument to education and National treasure. Built in the second Empire Style Architecture with state of the art amenities to house 1000 students. Instructed using progressive curriculum and teaching practices. The building represents the importance of public education to the early miners and in the heritage of the American West.
 
Erected 2004 by Friends of the Comstock. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 39° 18.188′ N, 119° 39.141′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on South C Street (Nevada Route 341) near B Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the Fourth Ward School Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 537 South C Street, Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Fourth Ward School (a few steps from this marker); Engineering Marvels on the Comstock (within shouting distance of this marker); Chollar – Potosi Mining Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); Combination Shaft (about 400 feet away, measured
Fourth Ward School and Entrance to Museum image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
2. Fourth Ward School and Entrance to Museum
Marker can be seen to the right of the entrance doors.
in a direct line); Mackay Mansion (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Mackay Mansion (about 400 feet away); Gould & Curry Offices (about 400 feet away); C. J. Prescott House (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia City.
 
More about this marker. This building is now the location of the Fourth Ward School Museum.

See Nearby Marker The Fourth Ward School for additional information.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Fourth Ward School. “The Territorial Enterprise called the new Fourth Ward School ‘The finest structure of the kind in Nevada,’ adding ‘If it is our pride today, the time is not far distant when it will be our glory as well.’” (Submitted on August 23, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. The Historic Fourth Ward School. (Submitted on August 23, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Comstock Lode
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Fourth Ward School image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
3. Fourth Ward School
Fourth Ward School image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
4. Fourth Ward School
Fourth Ward School Interpretive Marker image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
5. Fourth Ward School Interpretive Marker
This marker is located at the parking area of the museum.
Click for more information.
Fourth Ward School and The Chollar Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 25, 2009
6. Fourth Ward School and The Chollar Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 761 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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