Rinckle Mansion - Carson City, NV
Posted by: saopaulo1
N 39° 09.845 W 119° 46.079
11S E 260851 N 4338634
Quick Description: A plaque in front of the Rinckle Mansion.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 5/11/2011 1:11:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMBEA7
The plaque is in front of the historic mansion. The house is a block from the state house and house press offices, including those of the Las Vegas Sun.
Marker Title (required): Rinckel Mansion
Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 252
Marker Text (required):
Completed in 1876, this palatial residence represents one of the finest and best preserved examples of High Victorian Italianate architecture remaining in the American West.
Charles H. Jones, a French-schooled designer, constructed the residence for Mathias Rinckel using European craftsmen. The mansion is constructed of pressed brick resting upon a sandstone ashlar foundation. The sandstone originated from the Nevada State Prison Quarry. The brick came from Carson Valley and knot-free lumber was obtained from the pine forests of Lake Tahoe.
Rinckel, a German immigrant and pioneer Carson City merchant, accumulated a degree of wealth in the gold fields of the Feather River district of California from 1849 to 1859. He increased his fortune in mining at Virginia City during that city's infancy. In 1863, Rinckel settled in Carson City, where he engaged in livestock and butchering. As a successful merchant, he supplied the mining and timber districts surrounding Eagle Valley with meat.
County (required): Carson City
Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque
Is Marker Damaged? (required): No
Other Marker Type (optional): Not listed
Other Damage Type (optional): Not listed
URL - Website (optional): Not listed
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