Nevada Rock Art Geocaching Historical Markers

Historical Marker #75

Located at North Carson and Telegraph Streets, Carson City.

Government Building (1888-1970)

One of several buildings of identical architecture built throughout the country during the Victorian period. It is now the last structure of its type standing west of the Mississippi River.

The cornerstone was laid on September 29, 1888, and the building was first occupied in 1890. Judge Thomas P. Hawley directed the cornerstone laying and became the first United States District Judge to preside here. Bruce R. Thompson was the last judge to preside in Carson City. The court was moved to Reno, August, 1965.

Sylvester H. Day was the first postmaster and W.E. (Bill) Dunfield the last when the post office was moved September, 1970.

The building became the State Library in September, 1972.

The Carson Opera House formerly occupied this site.

Notes on this marker:

The stair railing blocks this one, but the Laxalt Building is a beauty in the heart of downtown.

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