Gardnerville in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
1435 Highway 395
— Vernacular Commercial Style —
Originally the site of the I.O.O.F. hall built by Baptiste Borda at the turn of the 19th Century. The Adaven Building has been a merchandise store, soda fountain, restaurant, and hotel. The Adaven Building also had a post office for a period of time. With the advent of the automobile "Gasolene" could be purchased here.
While the building has been added to over the years, granite blocks made by the Carson City Penitentiary can still be seen in the structure.
Adaven is "Nevada" spelled backwards.
Erected 2004 by Town of Gardnerville.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce • Law Enforcement.
Location. 38° 56.462′ N, 119° 44.929′ W. Marker is in Gardnerville, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on U.S. 395 near Eddy Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1435 Highway 395, Gardnerville NV 89410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance The French Hotel and Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); J & T Basque Restaurant Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Arendt Jensen Merchandise (within shouting distance of this marker); Sharkey's Nugget (within shouting distance of this marker); Gardnerville Branch Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Record Courier Building (about 400 feet away); Airtanker 130 Is Headed West (about 400 feet away); The East Fork Hotel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gardnerville.
More about this marker. In the upper left corner of the marker is the seal of the Town of Gardnerville, while in the lower right corner is the seal of the US Forest Service, which provided a grant for this marker. The marker is mounted on the wall, just to the right of the Bud Light sign in the window of Buckaroos Saloon.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 1,311 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.