Dayton, NV | Comstock Historic Preservation

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After a successful fundraising event in Carson City featuring Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings earlier this month, the Comstock Residents Association (CRA) has put its money where its heart is and donated more funds to historic preservation on the Comstock.

This past weekend, on behalf of the CRA, board member Nancy Cleaves presented a $500 check to the Dayton Preservation Committee to advance the restoration of the historic Dayton Community Center building at Pike Street and Logan in Old Town Dayton. The historic part of Dayton, once the seat of Lyon County, is within the Comstock Historic District, featuring a small but impressive main street, the monumental Odeon Hall, and a local museum.

The building was constructed on the site in 1918, utilizing the remaining standing walls of the original 1864 Lyon County Courthouse, one of the first in the state, destroyed previously by fire. It served as a high school from 1918 until 1959 and continued to be used by the Lyon County School District as extra classroom space until the initial expansion of Dayton Elementary School. It was then re-purposed as a multi-purpose community center.

Laura Tennant, a native of the Comstock, former editor of the local newspaper and a member of the Dayton Preservation Committee says of the need for restoration, “Structurally, it’s still in good shape. We’ve looked under the peeling stucco facing and we know that the original brick courthouse walls are there and we want to bring that original look back to the surface. We also want to resurface the old gymnasium floor. The donation by the CRA will be a big help to move these projects forward.”

Additionally, CRA volunteers will begin work stabilizing another historic structure in Gold Canyon. There are a number of buildings and structures in Gold Canyon that are in poor condition and could be lost if something isn’t done. Earlier this year, volunteers stabilized a small house which is often photographed and appears in a number of paintings by Nevada artists.

“We intend to continue to provide funds to help protect and preserve the Virginia City National Historic Landmark,” said Robin Cobbey, CRA board member from Gold Hill. “It’s sad to see these structures fall down because they provide the historic context for the Landmark. This is what people come to see when they visit the Comstock.”

The Comstock Residents Association is a community focused public interest group representing the residents of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City and Dayton, with a common interest in preserving the integrity and sustainability of the Virginia City National Historic Landmark and the quality of life in the Comstock communities it embraces.

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After a successful fundraising event in Carson City featuring Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings earlier this month, the Comstock Residents Association (CRA) has put its money where its heart is and donated more funds to historic preservation on the Comstock. This past weekend, on behalf of the CRA, board member Nancy Cleaves presented a $500 check to the Dayton Preservation Committee to advance the restoration of the historic Dayton Community Center building at Pike Street and Logan in Old Town Dayton. The historic part of Dayton, once the seat of Lyon County, is within the Comstock Historic District, featuring a small but impressive main street, the monumental Odeon Hall, and a local museum. The building was constructed on the site in 1918, utilizing the remaining standing walls of the original 1864 Lyon County Courthouse, one of the first in the state, destroyed previously by fire. It served as a high school from 1918 until 1959 and continued to be used by the Lyon County School District as extra classroom space until the initial expansion of Dayton Elementary School. It was then re-purposed as a multi-purpose community center. Laura Tennant, a native of the Comstock, former editor of the local newspaper and a member of the Dayton Preservation Committee says of the need for restoration, “Structurally, it’s still in good shape. We’ve looked under the peeling stucco facing and we know that the original brick courthouse walls are there and we want to bring that original look back to the surface. We also want to resurface the old gymnasium floor. The donation by the CRA will be a big help to move these projects forward.” Additionally, CRA volunteers will begin work stabilizing another historic structure in Gold Canyon. There are a number of buildings and structures in Gold Canyon that are in poor condition and could be lost if something isn’t done. Earlier this year, volunteers stabilized a small house which is often photographed and appears in a number of paintings by Nevada artists. “We intend to continue to provide funds to help protect and preserve the Virginia City National Historic Landmark,” said Robin Cobbey, CRA board member from Gold Hill. “It’s sad to see these structures fall down because they provide the historic context for the Landmark. This is what people come to see when they visit the Comstock.” The Comstock Residents Association is a community focused public interest group representing the residents of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City and Dayton, with a common interest in preserving the integrity and sustainability of the Virginia City National Historic Landmark and the quality of life in the Comstock communities it embraces.Read More at: http://www.foxreno.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/comstock-residents-association-pitches-historic-preservation-278.shtml
After a successful fundraising event in Carson City featuring Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings earlier this month, the Comstock Residents Association (CRA) has put its money where its heart is and donated more funds to historic preservation on the Comstock. This past weekend, on behalf of the CRA, board member Nancy Cleaves presented a $500 check to the Dayton Preservation Committee to advance the restoration of the historic Dayton Community Center building at Pike Street and Logan in Old Town Dayton. The historic part of Dayton, once the seat of Lyon County, is within the Comstock Historic District, featuring a small but impressive main street, the monumental Odeon Hall, and a local museum. The building was constructed on the site in 1918, utilizing the remaining standing walls of the original 1864 Lyon County Courthouse, one of the first in the state, destroyed previously by fire. It served as a high school from 1918 until 1959 and continued to be used by the Lyon County School District as extra classroom space until the initial expansion of Dayton Elementary School. It was then re-purposed as a multi-purpose community center. Laura Tennant, a native of the Comstock, former editor of the local newspaper and a member of the Dayton Preservation Committee says of the need for restoration, “Structurally, it’s still in good shape. We’ve looked under the peeling stucco facing and we know that the original brick courthouse walls are there and we want to bring that original look back to the surface. We also want to resurface the old gymnasium floor. The donation by the CRA will be a big help to move these projects forward.” Additionally, CRA volunteers will begin work stabilizing another historic structure in Gold Canyon. There are a number of buildings and structures in Gold Canyon that are in poor condition and could be lost if something isn’t done. Earlier this year, volunteers stabilized a small house which is often photographed and appears in a number of paintings by Nevada artists. “We intend to continue to provide funds to help protect and preserve the Virginia City National Historic Landmark,” said Robin Cobbey, CRA board member from Gold Hill. “It’s sad to see these structures fall down because they provide the historic context for the Landmark. This is what people come to see when they visit the Comstock.” The Comstock Residents Association is a community focused public interest group representing the residents of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City and Dayton, with a common interest in preserving the integrity and sustainability of the Virginia City National Historic Landmark and the quality of life in the Comstock communities it embraces.Read More at: http://www.foxreno.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/comstock-residents-association-pitches-historic-preservation-278.shtml
After a successful fundraising event in Carson City featuring Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings earlier this month, the Comstock Residents Association (CRA) has put its money where its heart is and donated more funds to historic preservation on the Comstock. This past weekend, on behalf of the CRA, board member Nancy Cleaves presented a $500 check to the Dayton Preservation Committee to advance the restoration of the historic Dayton Community Center building at Pike Street and Logan in Old Town Dayton. The historic part of Dayton, once the seat of Lyon County, is within the Comstock Historic District, featuring a small but impressive main street, the monumental Odeon Hall, and a local museum. The building was constructed on the site in 1918, utilizing the remaining standing walls of the original 1864 Lyon County Courthouse, one of the first in the state, destroyed previously by fire. It served as a high school from 1918 until 1959 and continued to be used by the Lyon County School District as extra classroom space until the initial expansion of Dayton Elementary School. It was then re-purposed as a multi-purpose community center. Laura Tennant, a native of the Comstock, former editor of the local newspaper and a member of the Dayton Preservation Committee says of the need for restoration, “Structurally, it’s still in good shape. We’ve looked under the peeling stucco facing and we know that the original brick courthouse walls are there and we want to bring that original look back to the surface. We also want to resurface the old gymnasium floor. The donation by the CRA will be a big help to move these projects forward.” Additionally, CRA volunteers will begin work stabilizing another historic structure in Gold Canyon. There are a number of buildings and structures in Gold Canyon that are in poor condition and could be lost if something isn’t done. Earlier this year, volunteers stabilized a small house which is often photographed and appears in a number of paintings by Nevada artists. “We intend to continue to provide funds to help protect and preserve the Virginia City National Historic Landmark,” said Robin Cobbey, CRA board member from Gold Hill. “It’s sad to see these structures fall down because they provide the historic context for the Landmark. This is what people come to see when they visit the Comstock.” The Comstock Residents Association is a community focused public interest group representing the residents of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City and Dayton, with a common interest in preserving the integrity and sustainability of the Virginia City National Historic Landmark and the quality of life in the Comstock communities it embraces.Read More at: http://www.foxreno.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/comstock-residents-association-pitches-historic-preservation-278.shtml