Fourth Ward School

Local nameFourth Ward School
LocationNevada, United States

The Fourth Ward School is an historic 4-story mansard-roofed former public school building located at 537 South "C" Street in Virginia City, Nevada. Designed in 1876 by architect C. M. Bennett in the Second Empire style of architecture, it originally held over 1000 students in grades 1 though 9 divided into three departments: primary; second grammar and high school. Grades 10 through 12 were added by 1909. It graduated its last class in 1936, after which its students were moved to a new school built by the Works Progress Administration.

The building then fell into disrepair and remained closed until 1986 when it was reopened as the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum. The museum features exhibits of city history, 19th-century education, Mark Twain’s life, area mining and a letter printing press.

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More information and contact


Official website

Official Facebook page


Phone +1 775 847 0975

Address 537 South C Street Virginia City, NV 89440, USA

Coordinates 39°18'11.348" N -119°39'8.153" E

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