Carson City County is named for the Carson River which is named after Christopher “Kit” Carson, who had a great deal to do with the discovery and mapping of the western territory.
Created: April 1, 1969 – Independent City created from Ormsby County and the City of Carson City.
Carson City 1969 – present
County Courthouse – Carson City
Location: 885 East Musser Street / Roop Street
Built: 1997 – 1999
Architect: Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall of Los Angeles, California
Contractor: Roche Constructors, Inc. of Greeley, Colorado
Description: The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is rectangular with two small north wings. The entrance is located on the west side of the most westerly wing. The walls are glass panels except for the solid brick north end section. The west wing has glass panels on the second and third stories. A band of concrete runs along the flat roof line. The building is named as the Carson City Public Safety Complex.
Old Ormsby County Courthouse – Carson City
Location: 100 South Carson Street / Musser Street
Built: 1920 – 1922
Architect: Frederic J DeLongchamps of Reno
Contractor: C G Sellman of Reno
Description: The building faces east and is a two story yellow colored stone structure. The exterior consists of large limestone blocks quarried from the Carson City prison site by state inmates. On the east front are four large Tuscan-order columns rising to a pediment. The hipped roof is covered with standing seam tin. The building was remodeled in 2002. The architect was Robert M Oxoby and the contractor was Clark & Sullivan Construction. In 1999, the administrative offices moved from the courthouse into a new law enforcement center, several blocks to the east. The State of Nevada purchased the former courthouse in 1999 and now uses the structure for the offices of the Nevada Attorney General.
See: Frederic J DeLongchamps designed courthouses located in Douglas County, Humboldt County, Lander County, Lyon County, Perishing County and Washoe County. He also designed the California courthouse in Alpine County.
E – Lyon County
S – Douglas County
W – Placer County, California
Photos taken 2013