National Register of Historic Places in Storey County
Virginia City, on the Comstock Lode, was the first silver rush town; it was also the first area in the West where the methods of large-scale industrial and corporate enterprise were intensely applied and developed. As the experimental laboratory for these techniques, which were introduced with such success between 1860 and 1864, Virginia City thus became the prototype of the subsequent important mining towns that appeared on the mining frontier in Colorado, Idaho, Montana and eastern Nevada.
The influence of the Comstock Lode, 1860-1880, was enormous. Wealth was poured into San Francisco, establishing that city as the Queen City of the Pacific Coast. Unlike the California gold rush, which distributed the money widely, a small number of individuals accumulated immense fortunes from the Comstock Mines.
Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1992.
|Name||Year||Address||Remarks||Sort Address||Sort Name|
|Storey County Courthouse||1876||Building 1||b01||Storey County Courthouse|
|Fourth Ward School||1876||Building 2||b02||Fourth Ward School|
|St. Mary's in the Mountain Catholic Church||1876||Building 3||b03||St. Mary's in the Mountain Catholic Church|
|St. Paul's Episcopal Church||1876||Building 4||b04||St. Paul's Episcopal Church|
|First Presbyterian Chirch||1867||Building 5||b05||First Presbyterian Chirch|
|Piper's Opera House||1883||Building 6||b06||Piper's Opera House|
|Knights of Pythias Hall||1876||Building 7a||b07a||Knights of Pythias Hall|
|Miners' Union Hall||1876||Building 7b||b07b||Miners' Union Hall|
|Territorial Enterprise||1862||Building 8||b08||Territorial Enterprise|
|Savage House||1876||Building 10||b10||Savage House|
|Mackay Mansion||1860||Building 11||b11||Mackay Mansion|