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Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Nevada’s Capitol

1864 - 1964

 
 
Nevada’s Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
1. Nevada’s Capitol Marker
Inscription.  Completed in 1871, Nevada’s splendid Victorian Capitol was built of sandstone from the quarry of the town’s founder, Abe Curry. The octagon annex was added in 1907, the north and south wings in 1915. Notable features are its Alaskan marble walls, French crystal windows, and elegant interior.
 
Erected 1964 by Daughters of the American Colonists. (Marker Number 25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
 
Location. 39° 9.833′ N, 119° 45.982′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada. Marker can be reached from South Carson Street (U.S. 395/50) near East Musser Street. Marker is mounted on the building to the right of the entrance doors. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 149 South Carson Street, Carson City NV 89701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carson City (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Elm (within shouting distance
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of this marker); USS Nevada BB-36 (within shouting distance of this marker); Tribute to Nevada Miners (within shouting distance of this marker); Felice Cohn (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Fraternal Site of Carson City (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ormsby House (about 300 feet away); Abraham Van Santvoord Curry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Article on Nevada’s Capitol Building. (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
 
Nevada’s Capitol Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
2. Nevada’s Capitol Building
Marker is located to the right of the entrance doors
North (Side) Entrance to Capitol Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
3. North (Side) Entrance to Capitol Building
South (Side) Entrance to Capitol Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
4. South (Side) Entrance to Capitol Building
Nevada’s Capitol Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
5. Nevada’s Capitol Cornerstone
A.D. 1870
A.L. 5870
A.D. 1979
A.L. 5979
The Dome image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
6. The Dome
State of Nevada image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
7. State of Nevada
Capitol
The Southside Portico image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
8. The Southside Portico
Nevada’s Capitol image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
9. Nevada’s Capitol
West (Front) Facade image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Aaron A. Gallup, Photographer, circa December 1972
10. West (Front) Facade
Historic American Buildings Survey LOC - HABS NV-13-5
Building/structure dates: 1870 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1891 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1905 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1913 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1875 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1948 subsequent work
Significance: This, the first capitol built by the State of Nevada, is a building of monumental character and harmonious proportions. It is of substantial masonry construction with classical details. Later additions have respected the style and details of the original construction.
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Capital Building image. Click for full size.
circa 1872
11. Capital Building
View of east and north façade of the Capitol in 1872 Photo from Nevada State Museum in collection of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Historic American Buildings Survey, Reproduction Number HABS,NEV,13-CARCI,4-3, f
Side View of Portico of Nevada State Capitol Building image. Click for more information.
circa 1920
12. Side View of Portico of Nevada State Capitol Building
Historic American Buildings Survey LOC
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The Flag Poles image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
13. The Flag Poles
Plaque between Flag Poles Reads:
Nevada 1864 – 1989
These flag poles were made possible
by a grant from the Nevada 125th
Anniversary Commission and stand in
tribute to the great State of Nevada
Bob Miller, Governor
State of Nevada
Frankie Sue Del Pada, Secretary of State
Terry Sullivan, Director Department of General Services
October 31, 1990
Sierra Redwood image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
14. Sierra Redwood
Throughout the grounds of the Capitol are trees from different counties within Nevada. This example is the Sierra Redwood. Plaque reads:
Sierra Redwood
Sequoia Giganteum
Clark County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,648 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   11. submitted on July 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   12, 13, 14. submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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