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Carson Valley Improvement Club

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1912. 1606 Esmeralda Ave.
  • Carson Valley Improvement Club (Bret Morgan)

Anchoring one end of Minden's old downtown commercial district along Esmeralda Avenue, the Carson Valley Improvement Club has always been a meeting place for the town's residents. The two-story brick building measures 50 by 105 feet. Four piers divide the facade into three bays. The central bay, containing the main entrance, rises to a parapet. Decorative brickwork above the windows and along the cornice ornament the building. A sign reading “C.V.I.C.” is recessed in the parapet. An electrified sign with the same letters rises on a metal frame above the building.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Carson Valley Improvement Club", [Minden, 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, 119-119.

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