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Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Millionaires Club

Historic Landmark

 
 
The Millionaires Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
1. The Millionaires Club Marker
Inscription.
Millionaires Club and Oldest Saloon in Virginia City
͠ Since ͠ 1862

[Marker Located on Back Wall of Saloon]
Millionaires Club
of the
Washoe

This historic club was formed in the mid-1870ís by the elite gentlemen of the Comstock. It was an exclusive social club which allowed them recognition of their status. It was also a way of avoiding the rowdy citizens. It was formed in the hey-day of the mining activity here, termed the “Silver Seventies” and rivaled exclusive menís clubs in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. The prominent members and guests included General Sheridan, General and former President U.S. Grant, inventor Thomas Edison, General Sherman, actors Edwin Boothe and Lawrence Barrett, author Mark Twain, mining tycoons James G. Fair, John Mackay, and many more.


 
Location. 39° 18.557′ N, 119° 39.004′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on South C Street (Nevada Route 341) near Washington Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the saloon. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 South C Street, Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
The Millionaires Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
2. The Millionaires Club Marker
Located on Back Wall of Saloon
are within walking distance of this marker. The Nevada Bank of San Francisco (a few steps from this marker); Col. Morris Pinschower Building (a few steps from this marker); Bank of California (within shouting distance of this marker); William Sharon (within shouting distance of this marker); V & T Car No. 13 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Fire of 1875 (within shouting distance of this marker); “Sixty-Two” Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Banner Brothers Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Spirits of the West. This site displays current photos of both the exterior and interior of the building. (Submitted on September 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. The Millionaires Club. This "Ghost Trackers" site desplays photos and the stories behind the “residents” of the building. (Submitted on September 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Comstock Lode
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceLandmarksNotable Buildings
 
Interior of the Millionaires Club image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
3. Interior of the Millionaires Club
Second Marker can be seen on the back wall.
The Millionaires Club image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
4. The Millionaires Club
The Millionaires Club Bar image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2014
5. The Millionaires Club Bar
Beautiful spiral staircase image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2014
6. Beautiful spiral staircase
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,018 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5, 6. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.
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