Virginia City, NV Photos

Located in Northern Nevada near Carson City, Virginia City was a wealthy hill town mining settlement, now brought back from ghost town status. Evolved into a tourist town it still retains its frontier atmosphere. Most of the town is on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

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Landscape of Virginia City with mine tailings. Virginia City, NV.Virginia City buildings nestled in mother lode hills. Virginia City, NV.Piper's Opera House. Virginia City, NV.Entrance arches of Piper's Opera House. Virginia City, NV.
Landscape of Virginia City with mine tailings. Virginia City, NV.Virginia City buildings nestled in mother lode hills. Virginia City, NV.Piper's Opera House (1885) (1 N. B St. at Union St.). Virginia City, NV. On National Register.Entrance arches of Piper's Opera House. Virginia City, NV.
Storey County Courthouse. Virginia City, NV.Facade of Storey County Courthouse. Virginia City, NV.Statue with scales of justice without blindfold on Storey County Courthouse. Virginia City, NV.St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church & St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Virginia City, NV.
Storey County Courthouse (1876) (12 S. B St.). Virginia City, NV. Architect: Kenitzer & Raun.Facade of Storey County Courthouse (1876). Virginia City, NV.Statue with scales of justice without blindfold on Storey County Courthouse (1876). Virginia City, NV.St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church & St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Virginia City, NV.
St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church. Virginia City, NV.St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church facade. Virginia City, NV.Side of St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church. Virginia City, NV.St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Virginia City, NV.
St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church (1876) (111 E St.). Virginia City, NV. Style: Gothic Revival.St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church facade. Virginia City, NV.Side of St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church. Virginia City, NV.St. Paul's Episcopal Church (1876) (F & Taylor Sts.). Virginia City, NV. Style: Gothic Revival.
Tower of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Virginia City, NV.First Presbyterian Church. Virginia City, NV.South C Street heritage streetscape. Virginia City, NV.Virginia City U.S. Post Office. Virginia City, NV.
Tower of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Virginia City, NV.First Presbyterian Church (1866) (196 S. C St.). Virginia City, NV. Style: Gothic Revival.South C Street heritage streetscape. Virginia City, NV.Virginia City U.S. Post Office (132 S. C St.). Virginia City, NV.
Sixty-two building. Virginia City, NV.Sixty-two building covered sidewalk. Virginia City, NV.Old Washoe Club building. Virginia City, NV.Visitor Center + former hardware store heritage buildings. Virginia City, NV.
Sixty-two building (1862) (138 S. C St.) (former Moses Wertheimer cigar factory & a bar). Virginia City, NV.Sixty-two building covered sidewalk. Virginia City, NV.Old Washoe Club building (1862) (116 S. C St.). Virginia City, NV.Visitor Center + former hardware store heritage buildings (c1876) (86 & 80 S. C St.). Virginia City, NV.
Wooden shops typical of Southwest. Virginia City, NV.Nevada Gambling Museum in former Roos Brothers Palace heritage building. Virginia City, NV.Italianate heritage shop front. Virginia City, NV.Knights of Pythias , E. Clampus Vitus, & Miners Union Hall buildings. Virginia City, NV.
Wooden shops typical of Southwest (68 & 62 S. C St.). Virginia City, NV.Nevada Gambling Museum in former Roos Brothers Palace heritage building (50 S. C St.). Virginia City, NV.Italianate heritage shop front (S. C St. near Union). Virginia City, NV.Knights of Pythias (1876), E. Clampus Vitus, & Miners Union Hall buildings (30 + N. B St.). Virginia City, NV.
Miners Union Hall. Virginia City, NV.Henry Piper House. Virginia City, NV.Silver Dollar Hotel. Virginia City, NV.Mark Twain Museum in Territorial Enterprise building. Virginia City, NV.
Miners Union Hall (1876) (30 N. B St.). Virginia City, NV.Henry Piper House (1876) (58 N. B. St.). Virginia City, NV.Silver Dollar Hotel (1876) (11 S. C St.). Virginia City, NV.Mark Twain Museum in Territorial Enterprise building (1876) (47 S. C St.). Virginia City, NV.
Territorial Enterprise building with Mark Twain Museum. Virginia City, NV.Nevada State Firemens Museum in Storey County Liberty Engine Co. No. 1. Virginia City, NV.Bell tower of Storey County Liberty Engine Co. No. 1. Virginia City, NV.Fourth Ward School & Museum. Virginia City, NV.
Territorial Enterprise building with Mark Twain Museum (47 S. C St.). Virginia City, NV.Nevada State Firemens Museum in Storey County Liberty Engine Co. No. 1 (1864) (125 S. C St.). Virginia City, NV.Bell tower of Storey County Liberty Engine Co. No. 1 (1864) (125 S. C St.). Virginia City, NV.Fourth Ward School & Museum (1876) (537 S. C St.). Virginia City, NV. Style: Second Empire. Architect: S.M. Bennet.
Tower of Fourth Ward School & Museum. Virginia City, NV.Facade of Fourth Ward School & Museum. Virginia City, NV.Billy Choller Mansion served as Choller Mine offices; Mark Twain & U.S. Grant visited. Virginia City, NV.Werrin Building. Virginia City, NV.
Tower of Fourth Ward School & Museum. Virginia City, NV.Facade of Fourth Ward School & Museum. Virginia City, NV.Billy Choller Mansion (1861) (565 S. D St.) served as Choller Mine offices; Mark Twain & U.S. Grant visited. Virginia City, NV. Style: Italianate. Architect: N.J. Colman. On National Register.Werrin Building (394 S. C St.). Virginia City, NV.
Savage Mining Company Office where U.S. Grant visited in 1879. Virginia City, NV.Virginia & Truckee steam locomotive #29 pulls tourist train between Virginia City & Gold Hill. Virginia City, NV.Virginia & Truckee steam locomotive #29 under steam. Virginia City, NV.Virginia & Truckee steam locomotive #29 body. Virginia City, NV.
Savage Mining Company Office (1861) (146 S. D St.) where U.S. Grant visited in 1879. Virginia City, NV. Style: Second Empire.Virginia & Truckee steam locomotive #29 pulls tourist train between Virginia City & Gold Hill. Virginia City, NV.Virginia & Truckee steam locomotive #29 under steam. Virginia City, NV.Virginia & Truckee steam locomotive #29 body. Virginia City, NV.
Front end of Virginia & Truckee steam locomotive #29. Virginia City, NV.Bells atop Virginia & Truckee steam locomotive #29. Virginia City, NV.Virginia & Truckee steam locomotive #29 & tender amid passenger cars. Virginia City, NV.Virginia & Truckee passenger cars. Virginia City, NV.
Front end of Virginia & Truckee steam locomotive #29. Virginia City, NV.Bells atop Virginia & Truckee steam locomotive #29. Virginia City, NV.Virginia & Truckee steam locomotive #29 & tender amid passenger cars. Virginia City, NV.Virginia & Truckee passenger cars. Virginia City, NV.
Denver & Rio Grande Western caboose against St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church. Virginia City, NV.Concord Coach in Virginia City. Virginia City, NV.Historical photo of Virginia City Territorial Enterprise newspaper office. Virginia City, NV.Historical photo of Victorian streetscape of Virginia City. Virginia City, NV.
Denver & Rio Grande Western caboose against St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church. Virginia City, NV.Concord Coach in Virginia City. Virginia City, NV.Historical photo (c1968) of Virginia City Territorial Enterprise newspaper office. Virginia City, NV.Historical photo (c1968) of Victorian streetscape of Virginia City. Virginia City, NV.
Historical photo of Piper's Opera House from frontier days of Virginia City. Virginia City, NV.Birds eye view map of Virginia City at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.

Historical photo (c1968) of Piper's Opera House from frontier days of Virginia City. Virginia City, NV.Birds eye view map of Virginia City (1875) at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.


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