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Date of photo: 1871-75
A view of Carson City, looking northwest from the Capitol Dome. The year is between 1871 and 1875, because those are the years the wooden fence you can see in the lower right surrounded the Capitol Building.
This photo's largest subject is the Great Basin Hotel that dominates the lower right. The hotel was built by Abraham Curry, and rented out as offices for the government of Carson City. Today that's the site of the Ormsby County Courthouse.
Above the hotel you can see the white steeple of the Methodist Church, and further to the right the darker steeple of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Both of those churches still stand on Division Street. Just below St. Peter's you can see the bell tower for the Warren Engine Company's firehouse at Ormsby and Musser Streets. And in the right half of the picture, Abraham Curry's house is evident with its wide columned porch.
The distant view of Slide Mountain is still recognizable to residents today.
Date Uploaded: February 16, 2008
Source URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bbkld/2190921944
Source Caption: Undated picture from the Nevada State Library and Archives.