Silver City Schoolhouse
The growing town of Silver City built a schoolhouse at this site in 1867-1868. Enrollment was as high as 166 students in the 1880s. Children were educated here for nearly a century until school closed in 1958.
The building then began its career as the Silver City community center and volunteer fire department. The fire department parked trucks inside the south classroom. Community events took place in the north classroom.
Fire destroyed the schoolhouse in 2004. The community center was rebuilt in 2007 on the same place. The new building closely resembles the old schoolhouse in size and architectural style. Materials from the original building are incorporated into the new structure.
Erected 2007 by State Historic Preservation Office/Residents and Friends of Silver City. (Marker Number 264.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1958.
Location. 39° 15.874′ N, 119° 38.374′ W. Marker is in Silver City, Nevada, in Lyon County.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ill-Fated Brothers - Hosea and Ethan Grosh (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Devils Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johntown (approx. half a mile away); Gold Hill Hotel (approx. 2.1 miles away); Gold Hill Brewery (approx. 2.1 miles away); I.O.O.F. Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Silver Star Lodge # 5 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort Homestead, Gold Hill, Nevada (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver City.
Regarding Silver City Schoolhouse. The Silver City Schoolhouse was rebuilt after a 2004 fire using as much material that could be salvaged from the original building, sometime in rather unique ways.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.