Gazebo final touch in Genoa work |

Gazebo final touch in Genoa work

The new Genoa Gazebo located at Main and Genoa Lane.
Steve Mokrohisky | Douglas County

Though Douglas County’s newest gazebo isn’t big enough for a brass band, it is of sufficient size to toot the horn of Nevada’s first settlement.

The gazebo is the finishing touch of a $2.1 million investment in downtown Genoa, which included parking, taking down some of the power poles and a trail linking the town with its oldest attraction, 1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs & Spa.

Built by Genoa Company, whose owners have been building things in town since the 19th century, the tin for the roof came from outbuildings of the old Carson Valley Building Supply in Minden.

“The Genoa Company received input from a group of community members and town board members regarding the design and features of the gazebo,” County Manager Steve Mokrohisky said.

It replaces a smaller gazebo on wheels that members of the Greater Genoa Business Association operated on weekends during warmer months.

“It will also be used as an information booth for events like the Cowboy Festival and Candy Dance,” Mokrohisky said. “A future phase can provide electricity to the gazebo.”

The gazebo is less than 120 square feet in size, and is the final touch for Genoa’s Main Street improvements.

“The improvements are a great example of how we have preserved and enhanced our local culture and heritage, while creating a more vibrant main street experience for residents and visitors,” Mokrohisky said.