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Lovelock's Historical Sites

Lovelock has many historical sites to explore. These historical sites exemplify the growth and uniqueness of this community. Please enjoy these historical sites.

Pershing County Courthouse, 400 Main St.
One of Lovelock's most renown historical sites, The Pershing County Courthouse was designed by Nevada architect Fredrick J. DeLongchamps. He used the Pantheon of Rome as his inspiration for this classical and distinct round design. The Pershing County Courthouse was completed in 1921 and is one of many historical sites in Lovelock.

Lovers Lock Plaza, 400 Main St. (behind Pershing County Courthouse)
Couples, friends and family are invited to the Pershing County Courthouse Park to symbolically anchor their love by adding a lock to a chain and throwing away the key. The tradition is adopted from an ancient Chinese custom that has caught on in other historical sites around the world. 

Marzen House Museum, 25 Marzen Lane, 775-273-4949
The Marzen House is another one of Lovleock's historical sites. Built in 1874, it's now a museum that features mining equipment from the boom days, Native American artifacts and items belonging to former Lovelock resident Edna Purviance, who appeared in many early movies with Charlie Chaplin.

Lovelock Depot, 1005 West Broadway
The Union Pacific Railroad Depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is another of Lovelock's historical sites. In 1998, Union Pacific donated the depot to the town rather than demolish it, and as one of many historical sites, it has been undergoing a transformation.


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