Comstock Historic District Commission

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The Comstock Historic District Commission Office Building is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5:00. 

The former temporary office hours at the Courthouse Slammer & County Museum have concluded. 

 

The Comstock Historic District Commission was created by Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 384 and dates to 1969. This state commission encourages the preservation and promotion of historic resources with the Virginia City National Landmark District, which the state refers to as the Comstock Historic District. The Commission provides Certificates of Appropriateness for projects affecting the exteriors of all buildings within the district, the construction of new structures, and work affecting pavement, retaining walls, signs, and fencing. The Commission also takes a proactive role in encouraging archaeological investigations and historic resource rehabilitation within the district.

Questions?  FAQs here.

Upcoming Meetings

June 4, 2024 5:00 PM

Submissions for the June 2024 meeting are due Wednesday, May 22

July 2, 2024 5:00 PM

Submissions for the July 2024 meeting are due Tuesday, June 18

August 6, 2024 5:00 PM

Submissions for the August 2024 meeting are due Wednesday, July 24

September 10, 2024 5:00 PM (Note: 2nd Tuesday instead of 1st Tuesday due to preceding holiday)

Submissions for the September 2024 meeting are due Wednesday, August 28

October 1, 2024 5:00 PM

Submissions for the October 2024 meeting are due Wednesday, September 18

 

Guidelines and Forms

Historic District Design Guidelines

Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness

Application Form Continuation Sheet - attach as many as needed

Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness, Materially Affected Property Owner List - please submit with CoA application

 

Commission Members (term, position)

  • Joseph Curtis, Chair, Appointment July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024 (Virginia City Resident)

  • Clay Mitchell, Vice Chair, Appointment July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024 (Storey County Commission) 

  • Tammy Hendrix, Appointment June 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024 (Lyon County Commission)

  • Mercedes De La Garza, Appointment May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2024 (Architect)

  • John Cassinelli, Appointment July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024 (Contractor) 

  • Nancy Cleaves, Appointment July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024 (Gold Hill Resident) 

  • Calvin Dillon, Appointment July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024 (Silver City Resident)  

  • Julie Workman, Appointment July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024  (Dayton Resident)

 

Office Information 

Physical Address:   20 North “E” Street  Virginia City NV  89440

Mailing Address:     P.O. Box 128   Virginia City NV 89440

 

The Comstock Historic District Commission Office:

Open Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

 

The Comstock History Center Museum: 

Wednesday to Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

Please contact us via email or at (775) 847-0281 during inclement weather, administrative office closures, or with requests for meetings outside of normal business hours.

Staff:      Kristen Brown, Comstock Preservation and History Officer
               775-847-0281  Email: knbrown [at] shpo.nv.gov
              
              Michael Sprinkle, History Center Attendant
               775-847-0419  Email: msprinkle [at] shpo.nv.gov

 

Previous Meetings:

May 7, 2024 5:00 PM  Agenda and Supporting Materials: Agenda Item 6  Agenda Item 7  Agenda Item 8  Agenda Item 9  Agenda Item 10  Agenda Item 11  Agenda Item 12  Agenda Item 13

April 2, 2024  Agenda and Supporting Materials and Minutes

February 2024 canceled

January 2024 canceled

December 2023 canceled

November 7, 2023 Agenda and Supporting Materials [Agenda Item 8 drawings] [Agenda Item 9 drawings] [Agenda Item 10 drawings] and Minutes

October 3, 2023  Agenda and Supporting Materials and Minutes

September 5, 2023  Agenda and Supporting Materials and Minutes

August 1, 2023 Agenda and Supporting Materials and Minutes

July 10, 2023  Agenda and Supporting Materials  and Minutes

June 12, 2023 Agenda  Supporting Materials and Minutes

May 8, 2023 Agenda and Supporting Materials and Minutes

April 10, 2023 Agenda and Minutes

March 13, 2023  Agenda and Minutes 

February 13, 2023 6:00pm Agenda and Minutes

Special Meeting January 11, 2023 at 2:00pm Agenda and Minutes

December 12, 2022 canceled

November 14, 2022 6:00pm canceled

October 17, 2022 6:00pm  canceled

September 12, 2022 at 6pm Agenda and Minutes

August 8, 2022 6:00pm canceled

July 11, 2022 meeting canceled

June 13, 2022 6:00pm Agenda

May 9, 2022 at 6:00pm Agenda and Minutes

April 11, 2022 meeting canceled

March 14, 2022 meeting canceled

February 14, 2022 Agenda and Minutes

January 10, 2022 canceled

December 13, 2021 canceled

November 8, 2021 canceled

October 11, 2021 6:00 PM meeting Agenda and Minutes

September 13, 2021 6:00 PM meeting Agenda and Minutes

August 9, 2021 5:30 workshop, 6:00 PM meeting Agenda and Minutes

July 19, 2021 canceled

June 14, 2021 6:00 PM Agenda and Minutes

May 10, 2021  6:00 PM (please note meeting time change)  Agenda and Minutes

April 12, 2021 canceled

March 8, 2021 canceled 

February 8, 2021 canceled

January 11, 2021 canceled

December 14, 2020 canceled

November 9, 2020  meeting canceled

September 14, 2020 meeting canceled

August 10, 2020 meeting canceled

July 13, 2020 - meeting canceled

June 8, 2020 - meeting canceled

May 11, 2020 - meeting canceled

April 13, 2020 - meeting canceled

March 9, 2020 Agenda, Minutes

February 10, 2020 - meeting canceled

January 13, 2020 Agenda, Minutes

December 16, 2019  - meeting canceled

November 11, 2019 6:30pm Agenda

October 14, 2019 6:30pm Agenda

September 16, 2019 6:30pm - meeting canceled

August 12, 2019 6:00pm Agenda

July 15, 2019 7:00pm Agenda

June 17, 2019 7:00pm - meeting canceled

May 13, 2019 7:00pm Agenda

April 8, 2019 7:00pm Agenda

March, 2019 - meeting canceled

February, 2019 - meeting canceled

January 14, 2019 7:00pm Agenda

* Award-winning Photo of Virginia City Courtesy of Liz Huntington