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Dr. J.R. Masterson House

The Dr. J.R. Masterson House, located at Ohio Avenue and 2nd Street in Tonopah, Nevada, is a historical building that was built in 1908. Notable for its large size and stone construction, the house reflects the architectural preferences and social dynamics of Tonopah in the early 20th century.
Dr. J.R. Masterson House

Dr. J.R. Masterson House Overview

This 35-by-35-foot stone and frame building was originally built as a residence and later served as a rooming house. It is significant for being the largest stone residence in Tonopah during its time and for its associations with notable individuals including Dr. J.R. Masterson, mining engineer Fred Chapman, and Judge William Hatton.

National Register Number

Unknown at this time.

Year Established/Founded


Dr. J.R. Masterson House History

The house’s history is intertwined with several significant figures in Tonopah’s history, including physician Dr. J.R. Masterson, who lived there between 1914 and 1920, and mining engineer Fred Chapman, who resided there from 1923 to 1945.


  • 1908: Construction of the Dr. J.R. Masterson House.
  • 1914 – 1920: Residence of Dr. J.R. Masterson.
  • 1923 – 1945: Residence of Fred Chapman.
  • 1982: Listing on the National Register of Historic Places.


Tonopah, Nye County

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Ohio Avenue and 2nd Street, Tonopah, Nevada

Today, the Dr. J.R. Masterson House remains an important part of Tonopah’s historical fabric, offering insights into the town’s architectural development and the lives of its prominent citizens in the early 1900s.

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