Gardnerville in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Record Courier Building
1218 Eddy Street
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The Record Courier has been published in Douglas County since 1904 when Dr. Southworth merged the Gardnerville Record and the Genoa Weekly Courier into one newspaper. In 2004 the Record Courier marks a solid century of printing.
This building housed the Record Courier for many decades, and also served as the home and office of Bert Selkirk who purchased the paper with W.S. Ezell from Dr. Southworth in 1904.
Under Mr. Selkirk's guidance, the Record Courier printed news including the coverage of both World War I and World War II. At that time, wooden type was set by hand prior to printing.
The building is now the home of the "Especially For You" gift shop.
Erected 2004 by Town of Gardnerville.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Communications • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 38° 56.41′ N, 119° 44.962′ W. Marker is in Gardnerville, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on Eddy Street west of Main Street, on the right when Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1218 Eddy Street, Gardnerville NV 89410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Farmer’s Telephone Company (a few steps from this marker); J & T Basque Restaurant Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arendt Jensen Merchandise (about 300 feet away); Adaven Building (about 400 feet away); The French Hotel and Bar (about 400 feet away); Sharkey's Nugget (about 400 feet away); East Fork Hotel Building (about 500 feet away); Ritchford Hotel (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gardnerville.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on the front of the building, to the left of the front entrance, immediately below the address tiles. The marker may be partially obscured by a merchandise display shelf.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 918 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 28, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.