Nevada Appeal at 150: Dec. 13, 1956: Demolish the Capitol? Structural engineering survey leads to recommendation that Nevada build a new state Capitol | NevadaAppeal.com

Nevada Appeal at 150: Dec. 13, 1956: Demolish the Capitol? Structural engineering survey leads to recommendation that Nevada build a new state Capitol

Is Nevada’s picturesque old Capitol doomed? A firm of structural engineers today recommended that it and the annex be torn down and replaced by a safer, more modern building. The state planning board will discuss the report tomorrow, and the 1957 legislature no doubt will weigh it heavily. There will be plenty of arguments on both sides, since there are many who will oppose destruction of the venerable statehouse.

Dec. 13, 1956

Demolish the Capitol? Structural engineering survey leads to recommendation that Nevada build a new state capitol

This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.