Carson City Post Office

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Carson City Post Office
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 in Carson City, Nevada was 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] The building is now named Paul Laxalt State Building and now houses the Nevada Commission on Tourism.

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]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b NRHP nom with accompanying photos