The John Gregovich House, a historical gem in Tonopah, Nevada, mirrors the town’s rich mining history and early 20th-century architecture. Built in 1906, this Neo-Colonial style house was home to John Gregovich, a notable Serbian-American merchant and Nevada Senator.
John Gregovich House
John Gregovich House Overview
The John Gregovich House is a Neo-Colonial style residence built in 1906. It gained historical significance due to its architectural style and its association with John Gregovich, a key figure in Tonopah’s history.
National Register Number
NRHP Reference No. 82003232
John Gregovich House History
John Gregovich, a Serbian-American merchant and Nevada Senator, built this house around the time he established his business on Main Street. The house was later converted into a boarding house in the 1920s. Gregovich was a significant figure in Tonopah, assisting Serbian immigrants after a mine fire in 1911. His death in 1912 was notable as it led to the only execution by firing squad in Nevada.
- 1906: Construction of the John Gregovich House.
- 1911: Gregovich aids Serbian immigrants after a mine fire in Tonopah.
- 1912: Gregovich’s untimely death.
- 1920s: The house is converted into a boarding house.
- 1982: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada
38°04′03″N 117°13′58″W (38.06755, -117.23265)
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101 Summit, Tonopah, Nevada
Today, the John Gregovich House stands as a historical landmark in Tonopah, preserving the legacy of a prominent community figure and reflecting the architectural and cultural tapestry of Nevada’s early 20th-century mining era.
Click here to view our list of History of the Southwest – Books and Online Resources to learn more about our amazing area!
- Paher, Stanley (1970), Nevada Ghost Towns and Mining Camps, Howell-North Books
- Tingley, Joseph V., Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Report 47 – Mining Districts of Nevada
- United States Geological Survey