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Lyon County Courthouse

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1911–1912, 1935, Frederick J. DeLongchamps. 31 S. Main St.
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

The Lyon County Courthouse was the second that DeLongchamps designed in Nevada. The concrete and brick structure in the Beaux-Arts classical style has a highly sculpted wooden cornice with dentils resting on a large pedimented portico supported by four paired terra-cotta Doric columns. Elaborate cornices with dentils and pediments adorn the main entrance and the first-floor windows. In 1935 the county constructed a large rear addition, which closely matches the original structure.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Lyon County Courthouse", [Yerington, 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, 123-123.

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