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Old Post Office, Carson City

Old Post Office, Carson City

Date of photo: June, 1940
Photographer: Unknown

Permanent Link: http://wnhpc.com/details/habs104080pu
Shortlink: http://wnhpc.com/d/20
Tags: carsoncity downtowncc oldpostoffice paullaxaltbuilding

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Courtesy of Library of Congress

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For decades this imposing red brick structure at the heart of downtown Carson City was the U.S. Post Office for town. It also held a variety of federal courthouses and other federal offices. In 1972 the feds moved out and it was given over to the state, who used it as the State Library until the early 1990s. Now it is home to the Nevada Commission on Tourism. This photo is from 1940, when it was still a post office.

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Date Uploaded: June 18, 2007

Source: Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Source URL: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hhh.nv0031

Source Caption: Historic American Buildings Survey, Nevada Professional and Service Projects June 1940 HABS NEV,13-CARCI,7-1


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