National Register of Historic Places in Carson City

National Register #77001508: 1939 Photograph of Virginia & Truckee Railroad Shops in Carson City 1939
National Register #77001508: 1972 Photograph of Virginia & Truckee Railroad Shops in Carson City 1972
Photos From Historic American Buildings Survey
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National Register #77001508
Virginia & Truckee Railroad Shops
Between Plaza, Ann, Stewart and Sophia Streets
Carson City
Demolished 1991

The second photograph shows the Virginia and Truckee Railroad shops in 1972.

When the photograph was taken, the railroad had been out of business for 22 years, and the shops were being used by Hodges Transportation as an automotive testing center.

By the 1980s the building was empty and falling apart. In 1991 it was demolished.

Source: Western Nevada Historic Photo Collection

Between the years 1985 and 2000, nine National Register properties in Nevada were lost to vandalism, neglect and renewal as reported by Sean Whaley in the Las Vegas Review-Journal dated 6 November 2000.

198? Reno Riverside Mill Company Flourmill demolished
1988 Las Vegas Las Vegas Hospital burned down
1991 Carson City Virginia and Truckee Railroad Shops knocked down by owner
1992 Winnemucca Nixon Opera House destroyed by arson
1992 Reno Odd Fellows Building demolished by the city to make way for a parking garage
1993 Tonopah J.E. Smith stone duplex knocked down
1994 Reno Reno Bell Telephone building demolished
2000 Reno Mapes Hotel imploded by city officials to make way for new development
2000 Las Vegas Whitehead House destroyed by a fire believed to have been set by vagrants
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