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Lander County Courthouse (Lander County Grammar School)

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Lander County Grammar School
1916, Dan P. Bell. 315 S. Humboldt St.
  • Lander County Courthouse (Lander County Grammar School) (Bret Morgan)

This structure was originally built as a school, although it looks as if it had been designed as one of Nevada's many Classical Revival courthouses. In 1979, when Lander County government shifted from Austin in central Nevada to Battle Mountain, elected officials sought a dignified setting for their duties. The old school needed only a few minor modifications to serve their purpose well. The one-story brick structure has a full basement rising to a water table. Above this, the facade has five bays on either side of a central portico approached by steps and supported by two pairs of Tuscan columns.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


What's Nearby


Julie Nicoletta, "Lander County Courthouse (Lander County Grammar School)", [Battle Mountain, 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, 149-149.

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