“Plans for a two-story school building, with twelve rooms, located on the corner of Euclid and Ramsey streets, were first announced in the Goldfield Daily Tribune on December 8, 1906.
The cornerstone was laid August 4, 1907 at 3 P.M., and done with the full ritual of the Masonic Order. A silver trowel made from Comstock silver was used for laying cornerstones of all the most important buildings in Nevada for about 30 years prior.
At a cost of $100,000, the newly completed Goldfield High School opened with an unofficial dedication on November 18, 1907. The official dedication January 31, 1908.
The 3-story structure was designed by J.B. Randall. It has a floor area of over 19,656 square feet. The interior has 12 classrooms, an auditorium, 2 offices, 2 bathrooms, 4 storage rooms, an extra-large attic and a seating capacity of 450. The first year’s enrollment was 125 students and about 25 faculty members.” (www.goldfieldhistoricalsociety.com)
The last graduating class was 1949, and it officially closed in 1952. Restoration plans are in place currently.
Goldfield High School. December 10, 2018. Nikon D600 full spectrum conversation by Life Pixel Infrared, 16-35mm, f4.5, ISO 6400, 1/30. Post processed in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. Kodak Ektar 100 film render in DxO FilmPack.
I toured the Goldfield Hotel yesterday, and while I was extremely excited about being able to step foot inside...I was also letdown that the current owner is renovating it and not preserving much of the historic details of this beautiful building. I learned that it’s been privately owned for several years, and private ownership means that whomever is in control of it would have to elect putting it up on the National Historic Register. Since no one wanted to bother because of the hoops one must jump thru when renovating an historic building, this place isn’t protected and the owner is doing what he pleases with it. Kinda sad, but it is what it is.
Since my photo ops were not what I anticipated, I got creative. This is an image of Brown Parker Auto Co. Garage, as seen from the fourth floor of the Goldfield Hotel. The view of this little town from above is incredible.
Nikon D600, full spectrum conversion by Life Pixel Infrared, 16-35mm, f6.3, ISO 400, 1/400. Post processed in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. Kodak Ektar 100 film look by DxO FilmPack.
Rise and shine. I can’t make up mind my about the fog. I’m not against it except. The foggy days typically have lame sunrises and sunsets. Yet when the fog is clumpy and flows, it’s stunning. This is an IR sunrise image from the other morning.