Nevada Historic Markers in Carson City: Rinckel Mansion

Nevada Historical Marker 252
Rinckel Mansion
102 North Curry Street
Carson City

Nevada Historic Marker 252: Rinckel Mansion in Carson City
Nevada Historic Marker 252: Rinckel Mansion in Carson City

14 July 2008
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Rinckel Mansion

Completed in 1876, this palatial residence represents one of the finest and best preserved examples of High Victorian Italianate architecture remaining in the American West.

Charles H. Jones, a French-schooled designer, constructed the residence for Mathias Rinckel using European craftsmen. The mansion is constructed of pressed brick resting upon a sandstone ashlar foundation. The sandstone originated from the Nevada State Prison quarry. The brick came from Carson Valley and knot-free lumber was obtained from the pine forests of Lake Tahoe.

Rinckel, a German immigrant and pioneer Carson City merchant, accumulated a degree of wealth in the gold fields in the Feather River district of California from 1849 to 1859. He increased his fortune in mining at Virginia City during that city's infancy. In 1863, Rinckel settled in Carson City, where he engaged in livestock and butchering. As a successful merchant, he supplied the mining and timber districts surrounding Eagle Valley with meat.

Stae Historic marker No. 252
Division of Historic Preservation & Archeology

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