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St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church, Virginia City
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St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic church located in Virginia City, Nevada. The church includes a museum about its history and a gift shop.HistoryOriginally built in 1868 by Father Patrick Manogue, the church experienced rapid growth during the mid 19th century. In 1875 the church burned and it was rebuilt in 1876.MusicIn 1982, the church acquired a third-hand, 1-manual and pedal, 6-rank, ca. 1898 William Schuelke pipe organ which was relocated through the Organ Clearing House and installed by the local organ firm, the Miller Organ Company. It was installed on the front, left side of the nave. A matching case was built on the front, right side of the nave for the chimes which were playable from their own miniature keyboard. The Schuelke was originally built for Gjerpens Lutheran Church in Valders, Wisconsin, and had ben relocated to a private residence in Green Bay before finding a home at St. Mary's.
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  • This church stands out more than anything in Virginia City and is such a gorgeous sight. Still standing after all these years is remarkable. 
  • Beautiful church! I have been wanting to visit Virginia City for years. I loved the stained glass windows in the church as well as the history. Good museum. Well worth the visit. 
  • It's the Wandering Yank here. Mrs. Yank and I took a day trip to Virginia City yesterday. We've been there numerous times, but it's been maybe 10 years. We had visited the church before, but didn't re...  more »