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White Pine County Courthouse

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1908, George T. Beardslee. Campton St. near 10th St.
  • White Pine County Courthouse (Bret Morgan)
  • White Pine County Courthouse (Julie Nicoletta)
  • White Pine County Courthouse (Richard W. Longstreth)

The courthouse is an eclectic building with a few Italianate and classical details. The massive two-story stone structure rests on a concrete basement, from which stairs lead to a heavy porch supporting a balcony. Rusticated stone facing blocks extend over the entire surface, even on the shallow pilasters that accent the corners of the building. A bracketed cornice meets a pediment over the main entrance. During construction the county commissioners modified the design to include a single-story rectangular cupola with a copper dome and flagpole. Surrounded by mature trees, the courthouse stands on a low rise at the head of a park in the center of Ely.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


What's Nearby


Julie Nicoletta, "White Pine County Courthouse", [Ely, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 177-177.

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