Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Millionaires Club
͠ Since ͠ 1862
[Marker Located on Back Wall of Saloon]
This historic club was formed in the mid-1870’s by the elite gentlemen of the Comstock. It was an exclusive social club which allowed them recognition of their status. It was also a way of avoiding the rowdy citizens. It was formed in the hey-day of the mining activity here, termed the “Silver Seventies” and rivaled exclusive men’s clubs in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. The prominent members and guests included General Sheridan, General and former President U.S. Grant, inventor Thomas Edison, General Sherman, actors Edwin Boothe and Lawrence Barrett, author Mark Twain, mining tycoons James G. Fair, John Mackay, and many more.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 South C Street, 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. The Nevada Bank of San Francisco (a few steps from this marker); Col. Morris Pinschower Building (a few steps from this marker); Bank of California (within shouting distance of this marker); William Sharon (within shouting distance of this marker); V & T Car No. 13 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Fire of 1875 (within shouting distance of this marker); “Sixty-Two” Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Banner Brothers Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
Also see . . .
1. Spirits of the West. This site displays current photos of both the exterior and interior of the building. (Submitted on September 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. The Washoe Club. Club entry (Submitted on January 28, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Additional keywords. Comstock Lode
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,689 times since then and 205 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 5, 6. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.