Site of International Hotels
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 18.650 W 119° 38.974
11S E 271560 N 4354618
Quick Description: This Historical Marker is mounted on a brick monument on the northwest corner of Union and C Streets in Virginia City, Nevada.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 11/4/2012 9:49:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMFMMB
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 5

Long Description:
Site of International Hotels

Three International Hotels stood on this lot:

The first hotel, a 14 room wood structure, was built in 1860 and dismantled in 1863.

The second, a 100 room, 4 story brick building, was destroyed by the “Great Fire” of October 1875.

The third International opened its doors March, 1877, with 160 rooms on 6 floors, complete with hot/cold running water, steam heat, gas lighting, and the first hydraulic elevator in Nevada. Local notables and visiting dignitaries utilized the grand restaurant/bar facilities.

This superb hostelry was reduced to a “magnificent ruin” by fire December 12, 1914, not to be rebuilt due to the Comstock's decline.

Sponsors
Julia C. Bulette, Chapter 1864 · E Clampus Vitus
Bucket of Blood Saloon · Virginia City, Nevada
Dedicated June 29, 1985

Marker Title (required): Site of International Hotels

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Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

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