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Bliss Mansion

Bliss Mansion

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.

Year Established/Founded



Carson City, Nevada

GPS Coordinates

39.167294, -119.772154

Nevada Historical Marker Category

  • Architecture
  • Person

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

Blue marker

Nevada Historical Marker Number

Bliss Mansion is Nevada Historical Marker #70.

Nevada Historical Marker Transcription




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.




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.

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  1. #1 Empire and the Carson River Mills
  2. #25 Nevada’s Capitol
  3. #44 Carson City
  4. #70 Bliss Mansion
  5. #71 Methodist Church of Carson City
  6. #72 Nevada State Children’s Home
  7. #75 Federal Government Building (1888- 1970)
  8. #76 Eagle Valley
  9. #77 Dat-So-La-Lee
  10. #78 Orion Clemens Home
  11. #91 Stewart Indian School
  12. #134 Trans-Sierran Pioneer Flight
  13. #175 Stewart – Nye Residence
  14. #179 First Air Flight Over Nevada
  15. #180 The Warm Springs Hotel and Nevada State Prison
  16. #181 Washoe Indians
  17. #193 Historic Flume and Lumberyard
  18. #194 Gardner’s Ranch
  19. #196 The United States Mint Carson City, Nevada
  20. #213 Lakeview
  21. #235 Camp Nye
  22. #243 Corbett-Fitzsimmon Fight
  23. #250 State Printing Building
  24. #252 Rinckel Mansion
  25. #258 Charles W. Friend House, Observatory & Weather Station
  26. #259 The Governor’s Mansion

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Bliss Mansion