Silver City Schoolhouse
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N 39° 15.875 W 119° 38.374
11S E 272272 N 4349459
Nevada Historical Marker #264 is mounted on a monument on the northeast corner of the new community center located at 2nd and High Streets in Silver City, Nevada.
Waymark Code: WMFM6F
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 11/02/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
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Silver City Schoolhouse

The growing town of Silver City built a schoolhouse at this site in 1867-1868. Enrollment was as high as 166 students during the 1880s. Children were educated here for nearly a century until the school closed in 1958.

The building then began its career as the Silver City community center and volunteer fire department. The fire department parked trucks inside the south classroom. Community events took place in the north classroom.

Fire destroyed the schoolhouse in 2004. The community center was built in 2007 on the same place. The new building closely resembles the old schoolhouse in size and architectural style. Materials from the original building are incorporated into the new structure.

State Historical Marker No. 264
State Historical Preservation Office
Residents and Friends of Silver City

Marker Title (required): Silver City Schoolhouse

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 264

Marker Text (required):
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County (required): Lyon

Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

Other Marker Type (optional): None

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): None

URL - Website (optional): Not listed

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