Austin City Hall (Austin, Nevada)

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Austin City Hall
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Austin City Hall (Austin, Nevada) is located in Nevada
Austin City Hall (Austin, Nevada)
Austin City Hall (Austin, Nevada) is located in the United States
Austin City Hall (Austin, Nevada)
Location90 South St., Austin, Nevada
Coordinates39°29′33″N 117°4′15″W / 39.49250°N 117.07083°W / 39.49250; -117.07083Coordinates: 39°29′33″N 117°4′15″W / 39.49250°N 117.07083°W / 39.49250; -117.07083
Area0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built1866; c.1904
Built byRichardson, L.; et al.
NRHP reference #03000754[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 14, 2003

The Austin City Hall, at 90 South St. in Austin, Nevada, was built in 1866, when Austin was prosperous as a new silvermining city, and served as a city hall and jail. It has also been known as Austin Station House, as Austin American Legion Hall, and as Austin VFW Hall. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. It was deemed significant for serving Austin during most of the 1864-1881 period during which Austin was legally a city. The building was transferred to the local Knights of Pythias chapter and extended in c.1904; it was bought by the local American Legion chapter in 1947, and, as of 2003, continued to serve as a location for American Legion and for VFW meetings.[1][2]

It is also a contributing building in the National Register-listed Austin Historic District.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b J. Daniel Pezzoni (June 1, 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Austin City Hall / Austin Station House / Austin American Legion Hall / Austin VFW Hall". National Park Service. and accompanying photos