Bliss Mansion Overview
Duane L. Bliss was a millionaire who wanted to build his dream home and he completed the Italianate-style mansion in 1879, at 8,500 SF with 15 rooms and three floors, this was the most modern and largest home in Nevada. It was also the first home in Nevada to have gas lighting.
For all you ghost hunters, supposedly Bliss Mountain is still home to Duane Bliss as he is reportedly roaming the grounds or looking out of one of the top-floor windows. The site where Bliss Mansion was built, used to be a cemetery, and the bodies were relocated to build the mansion.
Nevada Historical Marker Category
How to Get to Bliss Mansion
Bliss Mansion is located on the west side of NV-395 at the corner of North Mountain Street and W. Robinson Street, which is direct across from the Governor’s Mansion.
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Nevada Historical Marker Marker Type
Nevada Historical Marker Number
Bliss Mansion is Nevada Historical Marker #70.
Nevada Historical Marker Transcription
BUILT BY DUANE L. BLISS
LUMBER & RAILROAD MAGNATE
In its time the most modern & largest home in Nevada. Entirely constructed of clear lumber & square nails. First home in Nevada entirely piped for gas lighting.
STATE HISTORICAL MARKER No. 70
STATE HISTORICAL PRESERVATION OFFICE
NEVADA LANDMARK SOCIETY
Nearby Historical Markers
Carson City is home to 26 Nevada State Historical Markers and the links to each are below for you to research to see if you want to add to your exploration list.
Click here to view the full list of Nevada State Historical Markers.
- #1 Empire and the Carson River Mills
- #25 Nevada’s Capitol
- #44 Carson City
- #70 Bliss Mansion
- #71 Methodist Church of Carson City
- #72 Nevada State Children’s Home
- #75 Federal Government Building (1888- 1970)
- #76 Eagle Valley
- #77 Dat-So-La-Lee
- #78 Orion Clemens Home
- #91 Stewart Indian School
- #134 Trans-Sierran Pioneer Flight
- #175 Stewart – Nye Residence
- #179 First Air Flight Over Nevada
- #180 The Warm Springs Hotel and Nevada State Prison
- #181 Washoe Indians
- #193 Historic Flume and Lumberyard
- #194 Gardner’s Ranch
- #196 The United States Mint Carson City, Nevada
- #213 Lakeview
- #235 Camp Nye
- #243 Corbett-Fitzsimmon Fight
- #250 State Printing Building
- #252 Rinckel Mansion
- #258 Charles W. Friend House, Observatory & Weather Station
- #259 The Governor’s Mansion
- State Historic Preservation Office – Bliss Mansion
- Carson Now – Nevada Lore Series Haunting Carson Citys Famed Bliss Mansion