Tonopah Public Library
|Location||171 Central, Tonopah, Nevada|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||Hill, John J.|
|NRHP reference No.||82003252|
|Added to NRHP||May 20, 1982|
The Tonopah Public Library in Tonopah, Nevada was the third public library in Nevada.The one story stone building was designed by John J. Hill and was completed in 1906. The library was established by local residents Grace R. Moore and Marjorie Moore Brown to house a gift of 200 books from George F. Weeks.
The library is built of dressed ashlar masonry and measures 38 feet (12 m) long by 28 feet (8.5 m) wide. Cornerstones to either side of the main facade read "Erected, 1906" and "John J. Hill, Builder", while the word "Library" is centered over the lintel of the front door. The library's collection was donated in memory of George Weeks' brother J.R., whose funeral was reputedly the first in Tonopah.
The library was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Goldfield is an unincorporated community and the county seat of Esmeralda County, Nevada. It is a census-designated place, with a resident population of 268 at the 2010 census, down from 440 in 2000. Goldfield is located 247 miles (398 km) southeast of Carson City, along U.S. Route 95.
Rhyolite is a ghost town in Nye County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is in the Bullfrog Hills, about 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Las Vegas, near the eastern boundary of Death Valley National Park. The town began in early 1905 as one of several mining camps that sprang up after a prospecting discovery in the surrounding hills. During an ensuing gold rush, thousands of gold-seekers, developers, miners and service providers flocked to the Bullfrog Mining District. Many settled in Rhyolite, which lay in a sheltered desert basin near the region's biggest producer, the Montgomery Shoshone Mine.
Coaldale is a former mining town and true ghost town in Esmeralda County, Nevada, located at the junction of U.S. Route 6 and U.S. Route 95 about 40 miles (64 km) west of Tonopah.
Tonopah Air Force Base is a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) in the USA that was a Tonopah Basin military installation until shortly after it was designated an Air Force Base in 1948. Two of the runways still in use are maintained by Nye County, Nevada; and World War II building foundations and three hangars of the base remain at the municipal Tonopah Airport.
The Mizpah Hotel is a historic hotel in Tonopah, Nevada, U.S. It is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Nye County Courthouse in Tonopah, Nevada is a two-story rusticated stone building. Its Romanesque Revival entrance and pointed dome are unique in Nevada. The courthouse was built following the move of the Nye County seat from Belmont to Tonopah in 1905.
The Brokers Exchange in Tonopah, Nevada, also known as the Tonopah Divide Mining Company was built in 1905 during Tonopah's mining boom. Originally a two-story building, it housed a brokerage, real estate office, and the offices of Tonopah lawyer Patrick McCarran. A fire destroyed the upper floor in 1912. The Tonopah Divide Mining Company, controlled by George Wingfield and Cal Brougher, purchased the property for use as an office in 1919. The ruined top story was removed and the first floor was re-roofed and capped with a decorate plaster frieze.
The George A. Bartlett House, also known as the Old Knights of Columbus Hall, is a Shingle style house in Tonopah, Nevada, United States. The Shingle style is more commonly found in the northeastern United States, and is almost unknown in Nevada. The house stands on a height on Mount Brougher overlooking the town. The house was built by George A. Bartlett, later a U.S. Congressman, who lost the house in the Panic of 1907. The shingled house is set on a rubblestone foundation and features an asymmetrical plan, typical of the style. The house was used as a Knights of Columbus Hall, then abandoned. Renovation began in 2008 to restore the house for use as a bed and breakfast.
John James Hill (1853–1932), known as John J. Hill, was born in Leicester, England. He was a stonemason and builder in Utah and Nevada in the United States.
The Tonopah Liquor Company Building is a historic building located on Main St. in Tonopah, Nevada. The building was constructed in 1906 by the Tonopah Liquor Company. The stone building was designed in the Classical Revival style and features a large pediment with a stone cornice. While the building was one of many stone structures built in Tonopah's early history, it is now one of only four remaining in the town; a local historic survey claimed it to be the most well-crafted of the remaining buildings.
The Water Company of Tonopah Building is a historic building located at the intersection of Burrough and Brougher Avenues in Tonopah, Nevada. Built in 1909, the building housed offices for the Water Company of Tonopah. Tonopah's first water service began in 1902, when three water companies each gained franchises to provide water to one district of the town. By 1905, Philadelphia businessman John Brock owned two of the water companies, which he consolidated into the Water Company of Tonopah. Brock also owned multiple mines in Tonopah and the local railroad. The Water Company of Tonopah Building is the only surviving building which belonged to one of Tonopah's early water companies.
The Tonopah Main Post Office, also known as US Post Office–Tonopah Main, is the main post office in Tonopah, Nevada. Built in 1941, the post office was the first and only federally constructed post office in the city. The post office was designed in a Starved Classical style typical of federal buildings of the era. The government began planning the post office in 1937, and its site was chosen in 1940. The building's cornerstone was laid in May 1941; a civic ceremony and parade marked the occasion. The post office opened for business on December 7, 1941, the same day as the attack on Pearl Harbor. In addition to serving as Tonopah's post office, the building also houses government offices in its basement.
The Stone Jail Building and Row House are two adjacent stone buildings located on Water Street in Tonopah, Nevada. The jail was built in 1903 and the adjacent row house in 1908. Both building were at one time used as a brothel. The buildings were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
The Brann Boardinghouse is a historic boarding house located on Bryan Street in Tonopah, Nevada. The 2 1⁄2-story building is the largest wood-frame residence in Tonopah. The building's design includes a two-story porch with a balustrade along the second floor, molded cornices, boxed eaves, and a hipped roof; the inside has 18 rooms connected by two central hallways, one on each floor. Mrs. A.J. Brann built the boarding house in 1906. It was one of many boarding houses built in Tonopah to house the community's miners. The house is now one of only four boarding houses remaining in Tonopah.
The State Bank and Trust Company Building, more commonly known as the Belvada, is a historic bank building located at 102 Brougher Avenue in Tonopah, Nevada. The building was constructed in 1906 for the State Bank and Trust Company, a local bank founded in 1902. Architect George E. Holesworth designed the building in the Classical Revival style. Holesworth's design features granite pilasters separating the building's bays, a dentillated metil cornice with modillions along the roof, and an egg-and-dart cornice at the top of the first floor. The bank moved into the building in June 1907, but it only occupied it for four months. The bank had lent the L.M. Sullivan Trust Company, a land speculating company, a large sum, and when the company failed, the bank did as well. In 1908, the Nevada Club Saloon opened in the building; it was joined by the First National Bank of Nevada later in the year. The five-story building and the nearby Mizpah Hotel, also five stories, were the tallest buildings in the state until 1927.
The H.A. McKim Building is a historic building located at the southwest corner of Main and Oddie Streets in Tonopah, Nevada. The building was constructed in 1906 for Hiram Albert McKim, who had begun a mercantile business in the town two years prior. Carpenter craftsman J.J. Finley and stonemason E.E. Burdick constructed the building, a two-story stone building designed in the Classical Revival style. The building's design includes an ashlar front facade, a pediment at its parapet, second-story windows ornamented with voussoirs and keystones, and a metal cornice. McKim's store ultimately became the largest mercantile store in central Nevada.
The John Gregovich House, at 101 Summit in Tonopah, Nevada, United States, is a historic house built in 1906 that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Like the Zeb Kendall House, also built in Tonopah in 1906 and also NRHP-listed, it is of Neo-Colonial style.
The Dr. J. R. Masterson House, at Ohio Ave. and 2nd St. in Tonopah, Nevada, is a 35-by-35-foot stone and frame historic building that was built in 1908. It has also been known as the Fred Chapman House. It was built as a residence and later served as a rooming house for most of its existence. It was a work of James Golden. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
The Frank Golden Block, at Brougher and Main Sts. in Tonopah, Nevada is a historic building that was built in 1902. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
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