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Gardnerville in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Gardnerville Branch Jail

1440 Courthouse Street

 

—Christensen and Madison, Contractor —

 
Gardnerville Branch Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2009
1. Gardnerville Branch Jail Marker
Inscription. Constructed by Douglas County on land donated by the East Fork Township's Fourth Justice of the Peace, Mr. L.S. Ezell in 1910. The main jail in Genoa was destroyed by fire in 1910, and the Gardnerville Branch Jail was quickly placed in full service.

The Gardnerville Branch Jail was Douglas County's only jail in the Valley between 1910 and 1915. The lower floor was used to house "guests" while the upper floor served as a courtroom. The upper floor courtroom cost an additional $400 and was paid for by the town.

Although a new jail was constructed in 1915 and located in the basement of the new Douglas County courthouse on 8th Street, the Gardnerville Branch Jail was still used for many years after 1915.

The Gardnerville Branch Jail is listed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places.

In the upper left corner of the marker is seal of the city of Gardnerville, while in the lower right hand corner is the seal of the US Forest Service
 
Location. 38° 56.507′ N, 119° 44.903′ W. Marker is in Gardnerville, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on Courthouse Street near Gilman Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gardnerville NV 89410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Gardnerville Branch Jail Historic Registers Marker mounted next to the historic marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2009
2. Gardnerville Branch Jail Historic Registers Marker mounted next to the historic marker
Gardnerville Branch Jail has been placed on the Nevada State Register of Historic Places by the State Historic Preservation Office

National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior
2003
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Airtanker 130 Is Headed West (within shouting distance of this marker); The French Hotel and Bar (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); East Fork Hotel Building (about 300 feet away); Jensen/Schacht House (about 300 feet away); Adaven Building (about 300 feet away); Arendt Jensen Home (about 300 feet away); Sharkey's Nugget (about 400 feet away); Jensen Mansion (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gardnerville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the right of the jail entrance on the ground floor.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Gardnerville Branch Jail image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2009
3. Gardnerville Branch Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,155 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on August 6, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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