Main Street Gardnerville

Main Street Gardnerville

Gardnerville, NV

https://www.mainstreetgardnerville.org/

Gardnerville, Nevada is a jewel of a town located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the Carson Valley. It sits at the transition between the Sierra Nevada range and the Great Basin, the West Coast and the Wild West, the high alpine and the high desert. The valley is guarded on the west by rugged 10,000-foot peaks, the same mountains that cradle Lake Tahoe. Northern Nevada's most scenic valley is scattered with open space, expansive farms and ranches, parks, shops and adventures. The Main Street Gardnerville program is the longest running and currently the only accredited Main Street program in the State of Nevada. Main Street Gardnerville is proud to embrace the responsibility to revitalize and preserve our downtown district. Known for its deep agricultural, pioneering and Basque roots Gardnerville is prolific with history. The Old Gym Playhouse was built in 1936 as a necessary modern amenity to the rural Douglas County High School (1916), a building that is not on the National Register. Our goal is to bring this building back to life and get its well-deserved national registry. This beautiful historic building that sits smack in the center of town prominently next door to the Douglas County Historical Society and the Carson Valley Museum has been shut down for many years. We would love to bring this gem of a building back to life and host events, theater productions, community nights and the like. This will require a lot of hard work and renovation to include updating the building to current codes with ADA and HVAC. The space would then be used as the office for Main Street Gardnerville, a possible home for Carson Valley Community Theatre as well as be available for community events. We look forward to restoring this building.