Your browser is out of date.
This site may not function properly in your current browser. Update Now

Paul Laxalt State Building

Historic Site or District
Current day building. – MoabDave

ADA Accessibility Notes


The exterior of the large, beautiful brick building has remained largely unchanged since it opened over a hundred years ago. The building has undergone modifications over its history such as modern restrooms, a larger lobby, and the installation of Carson City's first elevator. After the Post Office was relocated, the building's interior was renovated and the clock tower was restored. It housed the State Library for a time period before becoming the home of the Commission on Tourism and Nevada Magazine.

The Carson City post office is the second oldest Federal Building in the State. It was constructed from 1888 to 1891, and once housed the Post Office, Land Office, Weather Bureau, and US District Court. The building also includes Carson City's only Clock Tower. The building was designed by M.E. Bell; it is the singular example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture.

Pet Friendly Notes

Service animals only.

Time Period Represented

Late 19th Century


8am-5pm Monday through Friday, closed major holidays.

Seasons Open

Year round


Price Style for this Establishment



Nearby Places