Tonopah Public Library

The Tonopah Public Library in Tonopah, Nevada was the third public library in Nevada.The one story stone building was designed by John J. Hill and was completed in 1906. The library was established by local residents Grace R. Moore and Marjorie Moore Brown to house a gift of 200 books from George F. Weeks.[2]

Tonopah Public Library
Tonopah Public Library is located in Nevada
Tonopah Public Library
Tonopah Public Library is located in the United States
Tonopah Public Library
Location171 Central, Tonopah, Nevada
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectHill, John J.
MPSTonopah MRA
NRHP reference No.82003252[1]
Added to NRHPMay 20, 1982

The library is built of dressed ashlar masonry and measures 38 feet (12 m) long by 28 feet (8.5 m) wide. Cornerstones to either side of the main facade read "Erected, 1906" and "John J. Hill, Builder", while the word "Library" is centered over the lintel of the front door. The library's collection was donated in memory of George Weeks' brother J.R., whose funeral was reputedly the first in Tonopah.[3]

The library was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Nicoletta, Julie (2000). "Tonopah". Buildings of Nevada. Oxford University Press. p. 192. ISBN 0-19-514139-3.
  3. ^ Janus Associates (September 1980). "Nye County Historic Property Survey: Tonopah Public Library". National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-06-08.

Coordinates: 38°04′01″N 117°13′54″W / 38.0669°N 117.2316°W / 38.0669; -117.2316