National Register of Historic Places in Storey County

National Register #93000684: Piper-Beebe House in Virginia City 27 February 2008
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National Register #93000684
Piper-Beebe House
2 South A Street
Virginia City
Built 1876

This Italianate residence was constructed by architect-builder A. F. Mackay after the Great Fire of 1875. He lived here with his family until the middle of the next decade.

The house is named for two subsequent owners, Edward Piper and Lucius Beebe.

Edward Piper, son of John Piper who founded the Opera House across the street, lived here until his death in 1907. Piper's widow Lavinia married the bare-fisted prizefighter Dan Connors and set him up as manager of Piper's Opera House. Conners introduced silent films to Virginia City in 1911.

Charles Clegg and Lucius Beebe purchased the Territorial Enterprise and this house in 1949.

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