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Stewart – Nye Residence

Stewart – Nye Residence

Stewart – Nye Residence Overview

This sandstone house was built in 1860 and was home to many historical figures.

In 1917 it was sold as a rectory for the Catholic Church.


Nevada Historical Marker Category

  1. Architecture
  2. Person

Nevada Historical Marker Type

Blue marker

Nevada Historical Marker Number

Stewart – Nye Residence is Nevada Historical Marker #175.

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Carson City, Nevada

GPS Coordinates

39.16419918649576, -119.7706681866256

Nevada Historical Marker Transcription

This house was built about 1860 of local sandstone for William Morris Stewart who lived here until 1862.  He sold it to the territorial governor of Nevada, James W. Nye.  The two men were elected as Nevada’s first United States senators after the territory achieved statehood in 1864.  Stewart served from 1864 to1875 and again from 1887 to 1905.  Nye served from 1864 to 1873.  Both men were originally from New York.

The house later became the home of Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice George F. Talbot.  In 1917 he sold the house and block to the Catholic diocese and it served as the rectory for the Catholic Church.  It was subsequently sold for commercial use.





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

References Used

Stewart – Nye Residence