Block 16

Block 16 (HMW8Q)

Location: Las Vegas, NV 89101 Clark County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 10.345', W 115° 8.655'

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The notorious Block 16, North First Street between Ogden and Stewart Avenues, was the only area in the Las Vegas Townsite, outside of hotels, where liquor could be sold, starting in 1905. The block quickly changed from its original liquor and gambling activities to feature prostitution. The swankiest of the clubs was The Arizona Club, the "queen" of Block 16. World War II brought an Army Gunnery School, later Nellis Air Force Base, to Las Vegas. Bowing to the Army's demands, the City ordered prostitution on Block 16 to end in 1942.
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HM NumberHMW8Q
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 3:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 666898 N 4004667
Decimal Degrees36.17241667, -115.14425000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 10.345', W 115° 8.655'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 10' 20.70" N, 115° 8' 39.30" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 208-298 N 1st St, Las Vegas NV 89101, US
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