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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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  • Loved the stained glass and the peaceful atmosphere in church, I just sat down and admired the place for a moment. 
  • This church had us at hello! We popped in while waiting to go on the mining tour and are so glad we did. Just walking up in an experience in itself! It's a stunning piece of architecture that literall...  more »
  • The view you see of this church when you enter Virginia City is amazing. The church itself is filled with history and the old "closed pews" are history themselves. Docents were well informed. Church w...  more »