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Masonic Temple (Virginia and Truckee Passenger Depot)

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Virginia and Truckee Passenger Depot
1872, Virginia and Truckee Railroad. 729 N. Carson St.

Though it seems out of place today, the depot was once the main arrival and departure point for travelers to Carson City. The V&T Railroad tracks led from Virginia City and came down Washington Street just north of the depot. The one-story, wood-frame building is a rectangle oriented so that its long north side faced the tracks. The gable roof faces Carson Street; on that side a shed roof protects what is now the main entrance to the building. With its board-and-batten siding and wide overhanging eaves supported by crossed diagonal brackets, the depot is a classic example of railroad architecture of the period. The structure served as the depot until the closing down of the V&T Railroad in 1950. The Masons have used the building since 1952.

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Author: 
Julie Nicoletta
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Julie Nicoletta, "Masonic Temple (Virginia and Truckee Passenger Depot)", [Carson City, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-NW075.

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 108-108.

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