Nevada City Doors

Nevada City Door 1 L

Nevada City is the governmental center of Nevada County in the State of California. Wait, what? Yup, it’s located in California, not Nevada.

Another “Say what?” fact about Nevada City is that it is twinned with Penzance, a seaside town in Cornwall, UK, and the nearby tin and copper mining town of St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, UK. Per Wikipedia, the twinning is a result of Cornish migration during the Californian gold rush where Cornish mining expertise migrated to the area.

It was first settled in 1849, during the California Gold Rush, as Nevada which means “snow-covered” in Spanish. The city has an old western style charm that attracts tourists with an abundance of outdoor recreation, history, fine arts and entertainment and special events. On top of that, the town has a nice selection of interesting architecture and doors.

Below are a few of the doors I came across on a leisurely stroll through the main part of town.


Inspiration: Thursday Doors.



6 Comments Add yours

  1. JT Twissel says:

    Nice! I have been to Nevada City – it’s a funky town.

    1. Cool that you’ve been there. It sure is a funky town. That’s what I like about it. 🙂

  2. Dan Antion says:

    I love that door with the tall arched glass panel. Very nice collection.

    1. Thanks, Dan. It’s a cool door – tall, skinny, and well-decorated with its carved features. They don’t make doors now like they did in the good old days.

  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    Some really nice shots in this collection. I love that tall narrow building with the double doors. Any idea what it was/is used for?

    1. Thank you, Norm. That building is a historic Firehouse built in 1860. I also love that brick building with its two-story portico and double doors.

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