591 Campton Street Built 1910    

George Metzger (Medzgar, Mezger) (1836-1904) and his wife, Jane, built this fine Queen Anne cottage in 1910. He was an old-timer in the county, having built a brewery at Ward in the 1870's. In 1888, he moved the operation to Ely.

George - Died age 68 or 69 years old, born in Germany, died 29 Apr 1904. Buried 1 May 1904. Married his brother's widow, Jane. He was an early Brewery owner in Ward then moved the brewery to 591 Campton Street in Ely, NV. (White Pine Lang Syne, Effie Read p. 88)

Jane Metzger - Age 85 years, died 1928. She married first to John Mezgar, the brother of George, and they adopted Diana A. Burger Mezgar Davis in 1876 in Canada. They came to White Pine County in 1877. John died in 1878 / 1879 and was buried in Hamilton, NV.

The details on this house--eave brackets, turned porch posts, matching stained glass--are original. This house is probably the best example of late Victorian architecture in Ely.

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