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December 15, 2004

International Hotel

Last Sunday the local paper ran a little article looking back at the International Hotel in Virginia City, which burned to the ground 90 years ago this month. The International Hotel was a true gem, the most luxurious hotel in Nevada at the time. It also had the first elevator in Nevada (although not the first west of the Mississippi, as some folks have said.)

The International is one of those buildings that would be great to still have around, like the Fourth Ward School and St Mary’s in the Mountains. Unfortunately, the International went the way of so many of VC’s other old buildings, and burnt right down to the ground in 1914. Nothing was ever rebuilt in the spot, and the land is now home to a lovely parking lot.