Monday, July 20, 2020

Walking Around Carson City

This will be a long post as last week, I took a little time off and went to Reno for a couple of days with a side trip to Carson City which is Nevada's Captial.

I had been to Carson City years ago but never walked around. This time I put in something like 20,000 steps in walking the city (I checked my watch) in 90 + degree heat (I did have my mask and lots of water) but it was well worth it as Carson City has so many historic places in Nevada (This will not be wordless as I need to tell what the buildings are):

Carson City U.S Mint Built in 1870

The Governor's Mansion Built in 1908, restored in 1968

The Bliss Mansion, located across the street from the Governor's mansion. It was bulit in 1879, it was the largest home in Nevada. It was the first house constructed with clear lumber, square nails and piped entirely for gas lighting
The house of Louis Prang built in 1864. Prang was the father of the American Xmas Card

Sen. William Stewart's house built 1871. Stewart was one of the first two U.S. senators from Nevada

St.Peter's Episcopial Church built in 1869

First United Methodist Church built in 1857
First Presbyterian Church built in 1864. Mark Twain's brother was a chruch trustee and asked Twain to charge money for people to hear his Third Annual Message to the Third House in which "Governor Twain" and others made fun of politics and the law. Twain raised $200 and all the funds went to the church to finish it.

Olcovich-Meyers House built in 1874-1875

The Nevada State Legislature Building

The Supreme Court of Nevada

The Nevada St. Library and Archives
Almost done, This next picture so irked me. I tried for 20 minutes to get a good picture of the Nevada State Capital Building and I was so irked. One of the capital police who was walking around asked me what was wrong and I told him. He looked at my picture and said it was a good one and that it is so hard to get a good pic of the Capital Buliding because of the trees and said mine was a really good one:

And he grounds of the capital had some cool things:

Kit Carson

Abraham Curry-Considered the Founder of Carson City
Nevada State Veteran's Memorial

Nevada State Law Enforcement Memorial

In honor of miners
There is my walk of Carson City, the state capital of Nevada.


  1. Wonderful tour and photos. I like the homes and the sculptures! Take care! Enjoy your day!

  2. I've never heard of Carson City but the architecture is fabulous - and I agree with the cop, that is a good pic of the capitol building... #MLSTL

  3. This post has brought back some nice memories. I grew up in Hawthorne, Nevada; and lived in Reno for seven years. Carson City and Virginia City were always nice places to go. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, and the photos are amazing.

  4. Hi Patrick - quite a contrast in architecture. I love the olde worldy looking buildings and it must have been wonderful wandering around looking at it all. #MLSTL

  5. Having problems signing in. Sorry. I don't understand why the rioters or whatever you want to call all this crap goings on in Chicago. I wish it would all stop. Nothing by you I see. That's good. Well, have a great day my friend.

  6. Thanks for the tour I liked the buildings some very quaint a nice walk and descriptions :-)

    Have a safetastic week 😷😷😷

  7. I think the pictures are great and some of those buildings and statues are amazing!

  8. a great place to visit - love all the old buildings

  9. Great photo tour! Especially liked seeing the Bliss Mansion and the Episcopal church.

  10. Made me think of the western movies...weren't some usually in a town called Carson City. Anyway, the western days came to mind. Looks like a nice get away. Great photos..thanks for sharing.

  11. Oh wow, Patrick! What a cool place to walk around. I love the Olcovich-Meyers House! Thanks for sharing and linking up!

  12. Very cool!
    Thanks for sharing at

  13. That whole area is fun to explore. Virginia City is fun too. Hubby and I have explored much of Nevada.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Patrick. 😎

  14. Carson City is a cute town. I was there in 2013 as part of a trip heading south on 395 from Reno back into California. I walked around a little bit but not as extensive as your wanderings. Thanks for sharing all your photos.

    (I do have a soft spot for the modernist Supreme Court and Library/Archive buildings)

    Hope you have a good and safe week!

  15. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing, Patrick.

  16. Wonderful photos! I applaud you for all that walking around in the heat.

  17. Patrick,

    Great photo essay of a place I'll probably never see. You always find such interesting spots to photograph. Thanks for visiting today, my friend!

  18. Patrick,

    That sure is one fascinating walk.

    I love the facades and how well maintained they are despite being so historically ancient.

    Your walks are a treat to our eyes. Thanks for joining us on #WW.

  19. I grew up in California and my grandparents lived in Waterford, east of Modesto. We would visit the gold country including Carson City on day trips. - Margy

  20. Thanks so much for sharing the highlights of this city with us. I'm glad to see that some of the older buildings are still standing and cared for. Thanks, too, for the bits of history.

    It's great to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

  21. Fantastic architectural post Patrick. I love the neat look of the mansions. Simple, elegant and no fancy fuss. The churches and other buildings are interesting too. Thanks for taking us on your walk thru this post

  22. So many lovely buildings. I particularly like The Bliss Mansion. I've been watching a lot of US based home renovation shows and I particularly like the ones that take a home and renovate it back to its original state or time period. You have so much great architecture over there


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