Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation (HMW8R)

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

N 36° 10.107', W 115° 8.65'

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Las Vegas was established as a railroad town in 1905; at the head of Fremont Street, the Mission-style depot represented the railroad's dominance over the economic and social life of the town for several decades. The streets of downtown were laid out parallel to the railroad tracks and not on a North/South grid. The building of Hoover Dam in the 1930s and the rise of the gambling industry in the 1940s and 1950s fueled spectacular growth in the Las Vegas Valley. With the growth came the loss of many of the town's early buildings. Some important buildings that have been lost include the Clark County Courthouse on Second Street (now Casino Center Boulevard), the ice plant on Main Street and the hospital on Eighth and Ogden. Historic preservation efforts have been successful for several properties, including the 5th Street School, the Las Vegas High School, the Old Mormon Fort and the Post Office and Federal Building. The preservation of Las Vegas' early buildings offers us a rare glimpse of our past in this rapidly changing city.
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HM NumberHMW8R
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 666914 N 4004227
Decimal Degrees36.16845000, -115.14416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 10.107', W 115° 8.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 10' 6.42" N, 115° 8' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 252-284 S 3rd St, Las Vegas NV 89101, US
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