National Register of Historic Places in Carson City

National Register #87001625: Carson City Public Buildings in Nevada 7 August 2008
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National Register #87001625
Carson City Public Buildings
100 North Carson Street
Carson City

Frederic DeLongchamps designed the Carson City Public Buildings, a complex of three buildings: Heroes Memorial Building, Ormsby County Courthouse and Nevada Supreme Court.

The three buildings dramatically illustrate the evolution of DeLongchamps public architecture during the 1920s and 1930s. The twin Heroes Memorial Building (1921) and Ormsby County Courthouse (1920-1922) were designed while DeLongchamps was serving as State Architect, and are monumental, Neo-Classical buildings.

Both buildings have large pedimented porticos supported by four Doric columns. The Heroes Memorial Building was designed as "a fitting memorial to Nevada Soldiers who gave their lives in the service of the United States in the European War" (World War I).

A decade later, when the Supreme Court had outgrown its single-room quarters in the Capitol, DeLongchamps was awarded the commission for a new building, which he designed in a compatible but distinctly Moderne style.

Source: National Park Service: Three Historic Nevada Cities: Carson City, Reno, Virginia City

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