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

Mackay Mansion

 
 
Mackay Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
1. Mackay Mansion Marker
Inscription.  
The Gould & Curry Mining Co. office escaped the 1875 fire to also become the home of John Mackay, “Boss” of the Big Bonanza, which made him the richest man in the Comstock (over $100,000,000). Mackay also founded the Postal Telegraph Co.
 
Erected by Nevada State Park System and Nevada Landmarks Society. (Marker Number 132.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
Location. 39° 18.18′ N, 119° 39.06′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on South D Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Mackay Mansion (here, next to this marker); Gould & Curry Offices (here, next to this marker); C. J. Prescott House (here, next to this marker); Chollar – Potosi Mining Co. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Engineering Marvels on the Comstock
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(about 300 feet away); Fourth Ward School (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Fourth Ward School (about 400 feet away); Chollar Mine (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Regarding Mackay Mansion. There are two additional markers at this site - A second Mackay Mansion marker and the Gould & Curry Offices marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Mackay Mansion of Virginia City, Nevada. Western Mining History website entry (Submitted on August 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Gould and Curry Mining Company Office/Mackay Office. NPS "Three Nevada Historical Cities" website entry:
A tour of buildings in Carson City, Reno and Virginia City that have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on August 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.) 
 
Additional keywords. Comstock Lode
 
Mackay Mansion and Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
2. Mackay Mansion and Markers
Mackay Mansion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
3. Mackay Mansion
National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
4. National Register of Historic Places Plaque
This Property
Mackay Mansion
Has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

By the United States
Department of the Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,151 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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