Matthew (Mathias) Rinckel

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Matthew (Mathias) Rinckel (1833-1879) Mathias attained his initial wealth from mining and later became a butcher and proprietor of the Eagle Market He constructed the lavish Rinckel Mansion for his wife Marcella and their children. The mansion was featured in the 1942 Paramount Pictures film, The Remarkable Andrew. It is one of the best remaining examples of high-style Victorian architecture in the American west. It is located at 102 N. Curry Street and is privately-owned and currently occupied by the Nevada Press Association.

The elaborate and sophisticated Italianate home was designed by San Francisco architect Charles H. Jones, a graduate of the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Paris, who used French craftsmen to complete the interior of the solid brick residence.

Mathias http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/nevada/rin.htm  

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