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Pershing County

Pershing County is named for John J Pershing, who was a General during World War I.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Humboldt County

E – Lander County

S – Churchill County

W – Washoe County

 

Created:  March 18, 1919                                                           Map of Nevada highlighting Pershing County

County Seat: 

Lovelock  1919 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lovelock 

 

Location:  400 Main Street / Dartmouth Avenue

Built:  1920 – 1921

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Frederic J DeLongcamps of Reno

Contractor:  Howard S Williams of San Francisco, California

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lovelock. The building has a hexagram plan with circular center and extended east and west sections. The east front has a portico with six columns rising to a wide pediment. The recessed entrance is framed. The north and south sides of the building are curved. A cornice runs below the roof line and along the lower roof line of the center section. On the center of the roof is a wide shallow dome. In the interior is an entrance lobby with the County District Court courtroom locatrd on the west side.

 

See: Frederic J DeLongchamps designed courthouses located in Carson City ( Ormsby County ), Douglas CountyHumboldt County, Lander County, Lyon County and Washoe County. He also designed the California courthouse in Alpine County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Perishing County Courthouse.

 

See:  The 11th Judicial District includes Lander County and Mineral County.

 

History:  The courthouse is the first and only courthouse erected in the county. The cost of construction was $99,138.68.

 

 

County Courthouse – Lovelock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2013