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Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rinckel Mansion

 
 
Rinckel Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
1. Rinckel Mansion Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1876, this palatial residence represents one of the finest and best preserved examples of High Victorian Italianate architecture remaining in the American West.

Charles H. Jones, a French-schooled designer, constructed the residence for Mathias Rinckel using European craftsmen. The mansion is constructed of pressed brick resting upon sandstone ashlar foundation. The sandstone originated from the Nevada State Prison quarry. The brick came from Carson Valley and knot-free lumber was obtained from the pine forests of Lake Tahoe.

Rinckel, a German immigrant and pioneer Carson City merchant, accumulated a degree of wealth in the gold fields in the Feather River district of California from 1849 to 1859. He increased his fortune in mining at Virginia City during that city’s infancy. In 1863, Rinckel settled in Carson City, where he engaged in livestock and butchering. As a successful merchant, he supplied mining and timber districts surrounding Eagle Valley with meat.

State Historic Marker No. 252
Division of Historic Preservation & Archeology

 
Erected by Division of Historic Preservation & Archeology. (Marker Number 252.)
 
Location. 39° 9.847′ N, 119° 46.076′ 
Rinckel Mansion and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
2. Rinckel Mansion and Marker
W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada. Marker is on North Curry Street near West King Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 North Curry Street, Carson City NV 89703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Olcovich-Meyers House (a few steps from this marker); Carson City (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nevada’s Capitol (about 500 feet away); Methodist Church of Carson City (about 500 feet away); Historic Fraternal Site of Carson City (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Carson City (about 600 feet away); St. Charles Hotel (about 600 feet away); Kit Carson 1843 – 44 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
 
Regarding Rinckel Mansion. The Rinckel Mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1975.

The building is now the site of the Donald W. Reynolds Press Center
 
Also see . . .
1. The Rinckel Mansion. The Rinckel Mansion was built by butcher Mathias Rinckel from 1875 to 1876. (Submitted on July 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. Upon Mr. Reynolds’ death in 1993, the Donrey Media Group was sold, resulting
South Side of the Rinckel Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
3. South Side of the Rinckel Mansion
in a substantial bequest from the Reynolds estate to provide for the Foundation as it exists today. The Foundation continues his philanthropy, focusing on Journalism, Aging and Quality of Life, Cardiovascular Research and general nonprofit programs in the states of Arkansas, Nevada and Oklahoma, often with grants that carry a capital component, reflecting Mr. Reynolds life-long passion for building. (Submitted on July 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

3. New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of the markers on its website for each individual marker and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
North Side of the Rinckel Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 1, 1980
4. North Side of the Rinckel Mansion
Rinckel Mansion image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places, circa 1975
5. Rinckel Mansion
Note the marker in the shape of the State of Nevada in front of property in photo. This marker has been replaced with the current marker.
Rinckel Mansion image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places, circa 1975
6. Rinckel Mansion
A Second Marker (Mounted on Building) image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
7. A Second Marker (Mounted on Building)
Donald W. Reynolds
(1906 – 1993)
This facility has been donated through the generosity of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
Donald W. Reynolds believed in high ideals and was a successful businessman who built his success around free enterprise and a strong work ethic.
Mr. Reynolds was the founder and principle owner of a large media group which, at the time of his death, included 52 daily newspapers, 10 outdoor advertising companies, five cable television companies and one television station.
The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, established in 1954, proudly continues his philanthropy.
The mission of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation is to make grants to qualified charitable organizations which demonstrate a sustainable program, exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit, and assist those served to be healthy, self-sufficient and productive members of this community.

Right side of marker states a dedication date of June 12, 2001 and lists the trustees of the foundation.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,310 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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