National Register of Historic Places in Nye County
The firehouse was built by Tonopah's newly appointed fire chief to address inadequacies in the town's fire protection services, which had failed to stop a major fire in 1904. A gymnasium for the firefighters was constructed next to the fire station in 1908.
Unfortunately, Tonopah still suffered three major fires after its fire station was built, including a 1920 fire which damaged the station itself.
The building was subsequently restored to its original condition.