Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Fourth Ward School
Abandoned to the elements for fifty years, state, federal and private grants rescued the structure and the community reopened the building in 1986 as a museum. As the last school standing of its type, hundreds of thousands of visitors ranging from school groups to foreign tourists have explored this authentically preserved time capsule and exhibits. The Fourth Ward School has become
Erected by Nevada Commission of Cultural Affairs, Nevada State Historic Preservation Office, National Park Service, Save Americaís Treasures, Comstock Historic District Commission, Nevada State Division of Minerals Commission on Mineral Resources, Shannon Hataway Design.
Location. 39° 18.18′ N, 119° 39.147′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on South C Street (Nevada Route 341) near Nevada Route 342. Touch for map. Marker is located at the parking area of the Fourth Ward School Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 537 South C Street, Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fourth Ward School (a few steps from this marker); Engineering Marvels on the Comstock (within shouting distance of this marker); Chollar – Potosi Mining Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); Combination Shaft (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mackay Mansion Mackay Mansion (about 400 feet away); Gould & Curry Offices (about 400 feet away); C. J. Prescott House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
More about this marker. See Nearby Marker Fourth Ward School for additional photos and information links.
Categories. • Education • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,368 times since then and 43 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week June 5, 2011. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 5. submitted on August 31, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.