September 1, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Carson City's historic west side district has officially been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
City leaders say the new national distinction will give more clout to the district first created by the Carson City Board of Supervisors in 1982.
The West Side Historic District encompasses about 70 acres and
337 buildings, many which were built between 1858 and 1946.
Among the famous buildings are Ferris Mansion, home of the man who invented the Ferris wheel, and the Orion Clemens House, home of Mark Twain's older brother.
Candy Duncan of the Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau tells the Nevada Appeal the new honor will be heavily marketed to potential tourists.
Mayor Bob Crowell says the designation will open up grant opportunities and likely raise property values.