• Carson City

    Credit: Sara Bingham

  • Winter Light

    Credit: Gina Lee

  • Nevada Governor's Mansion

    Credit: Tony Dellacioppa

  • Snow Day

    Credit: Alexandra Smith

  • The Glenbrook

    Credit: Albert Depew

  • Proud to be Snow-covered

    Credit: Jayson Berry Hunt

  • Carson River Morning

    Credit: Robert Moore

  • Winter Sunset

    Credit: Steve Ferguson

Nevada State Capitol



The most visible dome in Carson City marks the symbol of Nevada's Government since completion in 1871.

Construction began on the building on April 21, 1870.  It was completed on May 1, 1871. The Capitol Building was designed by Joseph Gosling of San Francisco. The Building was built by Peter Cavanaugh & Son of Carson City.  Cavanaugh's $84,000 bid was nearly half of the actual cost of the building. The building was constructed of locally-quarried sandstone.  The silver-colored cupola dome rose 120 feet above the ground.  Furnishings cost an additional $20,000.