Virginia City- Courthouse

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Storey County

The original Storey County Courthouse was destroyed by the big fire that swept through Virginia City on October 26, 1875. Many of the early documents of the area were destroyed. I can only imagine how much Comstock history was destroyed that day. In 1876, an architectural firm from San Francisco known as Kenitzer and Raum began design on the new building. Construction on the building started in 1876 and was completed in 1877. The cost was $117,000. The Sheriff was housed in this building until 1992. This building still operates as the main center for Storey County government today. There is a very interesting feature on this building. The statue of Lady Justice is not blindfolded.