Mackay Mansion
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 18.403 W 119° 39.018
11S E 271483 N 4354163
Nevada State Historical Marker No. 132 is located in front of the Mackay Mansion at 129 S D Street in Virginia City.
Waymark Code: WMF8G3
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/10/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 7

This Historical Marker describes the background of a building that served as the residence of one of the Silver Barons of the Comstock.
Marker Title (required): Mackay Mansion

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 132

Marker Text (required):
Once the residence of John Mackay, this elegant mansion also served as the office for the Gould & Curry Mining Company. Mackay, an Irish-born immigrant, was the richest man the Comstock ever produced. Built in the 1860’s this building survived the “Great Fire of 1875” and was the headquarters for Mackay, Fair, Flood, and O’Brian – “Silver Kings” of the Comstock.

County (required): Storey

Marker Type (required): Small Size (with blue painted mesh)

Other Marker Type (optional): None

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): None

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

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