“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gardnerville in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Jensen Mansion

1431 Ezell Street


—Colonial Revival Style —

Jensen Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 18, 2000
1. Jensen Mansion Marker
Inscription. Arendt Jensen had this beautiful mansion constructed for his family in 1910. Mr. Jensen owned a general store in Gardnerville that became very prosperous. He later established the first bank in the Carson Valley, the Douglas County Farmer's Bank.

An advertisement in the Record Courier in 1906 stated at the "A.Jensen Store you can buy anything at prices that are right."

Meticulously restored, the Jensen Mansion has been a bed and breakfast in the recent past. The home and grounds also appeared in the movie "The Wizard" starring Fred Savage and Beau Bridges.

The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

In the upper left corner is the seal of the City of Gardnerville, and in the lower right corner is the seal of the US Forest Service.
Erected 2004.
Location. 38° 56.509′ N, 119° 44.817′ W. Marker is in Gardnerville, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Ezell Street and Eddy Street, on the left when traveling south on Ezell Street. Touch for map. Marker is at
Jensen Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2009
2. Jensen Mansion
or near this postal address: 1431 Ezell Street, Gardnerville NV 89410, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arendt Jensen Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Jensen/Schacht House (within shouting distance of this marker); Airtanker 130 Is Headed West (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gardnerville Branch Jail (about 400 feet away); Arendt Jensen Merchandise (about 600 feet away); Adaven Building (about 600 feet away); The French Hotel and Bar (about 600 feet away); J & T Basque Restaurant Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gardnerville.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the white picket fence to the immediate left of the entrance gate. The mansion is located on private property.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Jensen's store (as mentioned on the Jension Mansion marker)
Also see . . .
1. Gardnerville Buildings.'s historic Gardnerville buildings page, includes pictures and thumbnail histories of each building, including the Jension Mansion. (Submitted on August 11, 2009.) 

2. Discover Gardnerville. A walking/driving tour of historical Gardnerville - giving directions, locations and thumbnail histories of the buildings. (Submitted on August 11, 2009.) 
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,490 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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