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Lovelock in Pershing County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pershing County Court House

 
 
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By Lance C Johnson
1. Pershing County Court House Marker
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this is the only round court house in daily use in our nation. The circular-hexagon contour was inspired from Thomas Jefferson's library at the University of Virginia. Six Ionic columns in terra cotta support a full pedimented portico over the entrance. The interior contains a central circular courtroom surrounded by offices for the county officials. A cartouche with ornamental plasters on either side decorates the wall behind the judge's bench. Spectator seats sport a special hat rack underneath them to hold cowboy hats of the day. Designed by Fredrick J. Delongchamps with a raised basement, the building houses Pershing County commissioners in the lower "round room." The 16,000 square foot courthouse was completed in June 1921 with a final cost of $99,138.68.

Dedicated on this day of April 1st 2017/6022 by Jesse Lee Reno 1422 Outpost of Lucinda Jane Saunders #1881
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Erected 2017 by Jesse Lee Reno 1422 Outpost of Lucinda Jane Saunders #1881 E Clampus Vitus.
 
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Location. 40° 10.853′ N, 118° 28.577′ W. Marker is in Lovelock, Nevada, in Pershing County. Marker is on Central Avenue north of Western Avenue, on the left when traveling north. The marker is in front of the Pershing County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lovelock NV 89419, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pershing County (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to the Memory of Karl O. Olfers (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ice House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seven Troughs Mining District (approx. 0.8 miles away); Crazy Corners Saloon (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2021, by Lance C Johnson of Sun Valley, Nevada. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Last updated on February 19, 2021, by Lance C Johnson of Sun Valley, Nevada. Photo   1. submitted on February 11, 2021, by Lance C Johnson of Sun Valley, Nevada. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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