The Warm Springs Hotel
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jimnade
N 39° 09.679 W 119° 44.341
11S E 263344 N 4338252
State Highway Marker along 5th street by the prison
Waymark Code: WMF9P2
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/15/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 10

Marker Title (required): The Warm Springs Hotel

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 180

Marker Text (required):
Built about 1860, the Warm Springs Hotel was used by Nevada's first territorial legislature as a meeting place in 1861. The structure was built from handhewn sandstone taken from a nearby quarry. An imposing edifice in it's day. The building typified the enterprise of the owner, Abe Curry. He and his business partners surveyed the site of Carson City; were farsighted enough to leave space for a state capitol building while the area was a part of Utah, and attracted incoming merchants to their tiny community. In 1862, the hotel was leased by Nevada Territory and used for holding prisoners. Two years later, the property was purchased and became the state prison. During 1867, the hotel was destroyed by fire. Present prison facilities occupy the ground where the hotel was situated.

County (required): Carson City

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

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