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

The Nevada Bank of San Francisco

 
 
The Nevada Bank of San Francisco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
1. The Nevada Bank of San Francisco Marker
Inscription. Built in 1862-63, this building was first the office of the private bankers Paxton and Thornburgh. After their move to Reese River in 1864-65, it was used sporadically until the Nevada Bank of San Francisco opened January 10, 1876.

Owned by the “Big Four” Mackay, Fair, Flood and O’Brian with Louis McLane. This bank engaged in international financial business for Nevadans for almost twenty years.

While never large, the Nevada Bank was important and successful and when closed in April 1895. The Comstock lost a notable institution.
 
Erected 1972 by Julia C. Bulette Chapter, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.566′ N, 119° 38.995′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on C Street (Nevada Route 341) near Taylor Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is mounted on the wall at entrance to the retail store at north end of building. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. Morris Pinschower Building (here, next to this marker); Bank of California
The Nevada Bank of San Francisco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
2. The Nevada Bank of San Francisco Marker
Click on photo. Original bank vault can be seen inside the retail store.
(a few steps from this marker); William Sharon (a few steps from this marker); The Millionaires Club (a few steps from this marker); Banner Brothers Building (a few steps from this marker); The Great Fire of 1875 (within shouting distance of this marker); V & T Car No. 13 (within shouting distance of this marker); “Sixty-Two” Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Additional keywords. Comstock Lode
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
The Nevada Bank of San Francisco Site image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
3. The Nevada Bank of San Francisco Site
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,099 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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