Carson City Post Office

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Carson City Post Office
Paul Laxalt State Building.jpg
Carson City Post Office is located in Nevada
Carson City Post Office
Location 401 N. Carson St., Carson City, Nevada
Coordinates 39°10′0″N 119°45′57″W / 39.16667°N 119.76583°W / 39.16667; -119.76583Coordinates: 39°10′0″N 119°45′57″W / 39.16667°N 119.76583°W / 39.16667; -119.76583
Area less than one acre
Built 1888
Architect Bell,M.E.
Architectural style Romanesque, Richardsonian Romanesque, Other
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 79003440[1]
Added to NRHP February 9, 1979

The Carson City Post Office is an historic building in Carson City, Nevada built during 1888-1891. It was designed by architect Mifflin E. Bell. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

It is significant as the first Federal building built in Nevada, and the only one of its architectural style, which is Richardsonian Romanesque.[2] It served as a courthouse of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada from 1891 to 1965.[3] It was renamed the Paul Laxalt State Building, for former Nevada Governor Paul Laxalt, in 1999, and now houses the Nevada Commission on Tourism.[3]

Bell, a Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department, was the initial architect, while work was completed under Supervising Architect successors Will Frost and James Windrum.[2]

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