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Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Methodist Church of Carson City

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, February 1, 2007
1. Methodist Church of Carson City Marker
Inscription. Dedicated in 1867, this church serves a congregation that was organized in 1859 and is often referred to as the “Cradle of Nevada Methodism”. Like many other buildings in Carson City, the stone used in its construction was quarried at the nearby State Prison. Reverend Warren Nims (Pastor 1863 – 1866) was responsible for much of the original construction . Altered extensively over the years, the structure with its octagonal porch posts and pointed-arch windows is still an excellent local example of the Gothic Revival style.


State Historical Marker No. 71
Division of Historic Preservation & Archeology
Nevada Landmarks Society

 
Erected by Division of Historical Preservation & Archeology and the Nevada Landmarks Society. (Marker Number 71.)
 
Location. 39° 9.873′ N, 119° 46.174′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada. Marker is on North Division Street. Touch for map. The church building is located on the Northwest corner at the intersection of North Division Street and West Musser Street. Marker is mounted on the building to the left of the entrance doors. Marker is at or near this postal address: 226 North Division Street, Carson City NV 89703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
2. Methodist Church and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stewart- Nye Residence (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); Olcovich-Meyers House (about 500 feet away); Rinckel Mansion (about 500 feet away); Carson City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nevada’s Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Fraternal Site of Carson City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Government Building (1888-1970) (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
 
More about this marker. This marker originally began as a Standard issue (Miniature) sized marker. It originally stood on the corner of the church grounds, easily visible by passing cars and pedestrians. However, landscapers grew tired of trying to mow around it and requested to have it moved. This one took awhile for its re-erection, but was eventually replaced with a metal type marker and set in the sandstone's walls at the front entrance.
 
Also see . . .  New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of the markers on its website for each individual marker and will change the actual markers in
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By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
3. Methodist Church of Carson City
the field as funding allows. Changes have been made to the marker for grammar, readability, and content. The reference to "Cradle of Nevada Methodism" has been removed. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Buildings
 
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By Nevada State Museum
4. Methodist Church of Carson City
General View - Showing original condition prior to alterations of 1910.
HABS NEV,13-CARCI,9-
Survey number HABS NV-13-10
Building/structure dates: 1865 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1974 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1909 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1948 subsequent work
Significance: Carson City's Methodist Church is a substantial stone church of the mid-nineteenth century with well executed Gothic Revival details. The congregation it serves is the oldest of its denomination in the state, and the church is known as "The Cradle of Nevada Methodism."
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By Nevada State Museum, circa 1910
5. Methodist Church of Carson City
General View, 1910, After alterations.
HABS NEV,13-CARCI,9-
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,060 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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