Firehouse and Jail Restoration
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 39° 14.226 W 119° 35.449
11S E 276391 N 4346287
History sign in Dayton, NV.
Waymark Code: WMVMD3
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 05/03/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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History sign located on Pike St in Dayton, NV. Marker deals with the old Firehouse.
Marker Title (required): Firehouse and Jail Restoration

Marker Text (required):
Built of wood, circa 1861, this building housed the Wells, Fargo Overland Stage Station, and this Dayton Firehouse, manned by volunteers using the “Bucket Brigade” method to fight fires. After the disastrous fire of 1867, a small hand pumper was purchased and water storage cisterns were installed under Main, Pike and Gates Streets The hand pumper was replaced in 1894 with a larger “Knickerbocker” hand pumper, now restored and on display in Virginia City’s “Comstock Firemen’s Museum”. In the late 1860s, the building burned to the basement level. In 1875 it was rebuilt of local rubble rock and brick on the basement’s original stone walls. When the Lyon County Courthouse in Daytonn burned in 1909, the jail cells were move here. Over time, floods in Gold Creek between 1861 and 1955 deposited sediments in the basement weakening the wooden piers supporting the upper floor. In 2008, the Historical Society of Dayton Valley stabilized the building’s foundation, replaced floor supports, rehabilitated the building’s doors and window frames, installed a retaining wall and erosion protection along the creek bed. The HSDY acknowledges the following contributors: Keystone Masonry, Crom-Stanley Engineering, R.P. Surveying & Engineering, Paramount Iron & Handrail, Banta Construction, Geologist Doug Parcels, Burrow Brothers Concrete, Cal-Vada Construction, and HSDV members, Gary McElroy, Project Manager, for donating countless hours to this project This project was funded with the assistance of the State of Nevada Commission for Cultural Affairs. Building re-dedicated in May 2010.

County (required): Lyon

Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

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Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

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Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): Not Listed

URL - Website (optional): Not listed

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