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Golden Spike

Date of photo: 1993-94
Photographer: Bob Wilkie

Source: Flickr

Tags: carsoncity, carsonstreet, downtowncc, goldenspike,

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Thanks to Fred Nietz


The Golden Spike casino closed circa 1985-86, and remained abandoned for well over a decade afterwards. This photo shows it in a state of neglect, with For Sale signs plastered all over it. The very reasonable asking price of $795,000 is equivalent to what many west side houses go for nowadays.

This building formerly was a movie theater in the 1960s. In the late 1990s it was finally bought and remodeled into the Washington Street Station, a retail and office center.


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on Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 09:56 PM

My first job was in the Golden Spike - in the restaurant on the west end of the building (1976-1977). I remember going to the movies in the building - prior to it becoming the Golden Spike - when it was Carson City's only theater. Originally it only had one screen; they "split" the theatre into two screens sometime in the early 70's.

on Monday, August 9, 2010 at 12:31 PM

I worked at the Spike until the day it closed on Nov. 13, 1985 as a key person. I really do miss my former co-workers. They were all great people and I hope things are going well for them.

It's sad that it stayed empty for 15 years and I'm sure a real eyesore for Carson City.

Jim Thorp

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