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Stone Jail Building and Row House

The Stone Jail Building and Row House on Water Street in Tonopah, Nevada, are unique historical structures from the early 20th century. Built during Tonopah’s mining boom, these buildings reflect the town’s vibrant history and its evolution from a mining camp to a bustling center.

Stone Jail Building and Row House

Stone Jail Building and Row House Overview

Constructed in 1903 and 1908 respectively, the Stone Jail Building and the adjacent Row House are significant for their unique history and architecture. Originally serving as a jail and later as a brothel, these buildings are an integral part of Tonopah’s historical narrative.

National Register Number

NRHP Reference No. 82003248

Year Established/Founded

Stone Jail Building: 1903
Row House: 1908

Stone Jail Building and Row House History

The jail, initially built as a timber-framed structure in 1901, was replaced by a more secure stone structure in 1903. The row house, constructed in 1908, was used as a brothel. The jail, once part of Tonopah’s red-light district, later became a private residence and was also used as a brothel.


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Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada

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Located on Water Street in Tonopah, Nevada.

The Stone Jail Building and Row House stand as a reminder of Tonopah’s rich and varied history, from its early mining days to its evolving societal norms.

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