NEVADAVILLE

NAME: Nevadaville
COUNTY: Gilpin
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Snow & wind inthe winter, beautiful in the summer - thin air.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
May through October
COMMENTS: Town died due to the silver and gold petering out!
REMAINS: Several old grave sites nearby and several original buildings. Semi-Ghost.
Had 4000 residents in the late 1800's. 6 local residents as of 1998. (Town is pretty much closed except on Saturday and Sundays except during the summer). Locals will answer your questions honestly, but are not long on conversation. A trading post, a fantastic art gallery, a saloon building built in 1880,
Masons Lodge #14, a lot of old mine buildings, the old fire house/city hall is still standing. Several old miners shacks can still be seen. most of theold stone bldgs have long since turned into rubble.DO NOT GO NEAR THE MINE SHAFTS!! The edges tend to cave in that area due to the pulvarized granite sides
and you could end up at the bottom 3 - 500 ft down - DEAD!!! This ghost town is about 1 mile from Central City. Well worth a visit! Beautiful views of the mountains. SUBMITTED BY: Ron McFarland


Old City Hall at Nevadaville
Courtesy U.S. Forest Service


Road into Town
Courtesy Dolores Steele


City Hall - Fire Dept.
Courtesy Dolores Steele


General Store
Courtesy Dolores Steele


Masonic Block
Courtesy Dolores Steele


Nevadaville;
Just a comment about the small building on the right of the Masonic block (the one with three arches on the front of the building -- in case you didn't know, it was a one time saloon built by my great great uncles Joseph and John Kraemer in, I believe, the 1890's. I have a copy of a liquor license for the saloon when it was run by one of John's sons, Matt Kraemer. Jean Ehresman
Courtesy Dolores Steele


Nevadaville Cemetery
Courtesy Dolores Steele


Prize Mine just outside Nevadaville


Nevadaville Co Inside Masonic lodge #4 Temple
Courtesy Daniel P Woods


Inside Masonic lodge #4 Temple
Courtesy Daniel P Woods


Inside Masonic lodge #4 Temple
Courtesy Daniel P Woods


Nevadaville Co Inside Masonic lodge #4 Temple full fram room restored
Courteys Daniel P Woods


Nevadaville Co key stone Masonic lodge #4 Temple
Courtesy Daniel P Woods


Mine Structure
Courtesy Ryan Sullivan-Elkins


Mine Structure
Courtesy Ryan Sullivan-Elkins


Mine Structure
Courtesy Ryan Sullivan-Elkins

 BACK