Bently Farmers Bank And Minden Mill

© Cesar Rubio

The newly renovated Farmers Bank, with the Minden Mill in background.

Douglas County is undergoing a renaissance of historic building preservation, led by Christopher Bently of Bently Enterprises. Christopher was recently recognized for the preservation of the Farmers Bank building and for his focus on sustainable design, environmental awareness, and community-centric business practices.

I see no sense in building new structures when we have beautiful historic properties left abandoned. We need a sense of tradition and worth brought back to our culture. A disposable world just won’t do.

Farmers Bank Building Historic Photo
Photograph courtesy of Douglas County Historical Society, Nevada

Read the full article about Christopher’s projects, as well as the The Pink House and the C.O.D. Casino, at the Record Courier.