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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Las Vegas in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Historic Preservation

 
 
Historic Preservation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
1. Historic Preservation Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2005 by The Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial.
 
Location. 36° 10.107′ N, 115° 8.65′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on South 3rd Street, on the
Historic Preservation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
2. Historic Preservation Marker
right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is about half-way between Carson and Bridger Avenues. Marker is in this post office area: Las Vegas NV 89101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. County Courthouses (a few steps from this marker); First Church Built in Las Vegas (within shouting distance of this marker); Von Tobel's Hardware Store (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Neon / Atomic Testing (about 800 feet away); El Portal Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ralph Louis Engelstad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Hotel Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fremont Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Las Vegas.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
<i>Rear of:</i> Historic Preservation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
3. Rear of: Historic Preservation Marker
Photo on Historic Preservation Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Photo on Historic Preservation Marker
Photo Caption:
The Clark County Courthouse, built in 1914, was demolished in 1960.
Photo on Historic Preservation Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1938
5. Photo on Historic Preservation Marker
Written on photo: Las Vegas Hospital 8th and Ogden 1938 Dr Roy W. Martin in front
Photo Caption: The Las Vegas Hospital was open from 1931 to 1988, when it was destroyed by fire.
Photo on Historic Preservation Marker image. Click for full size.
6. Photo on Historic Preservation Marker
Photo Caption:
The second ice plant lasted from 1907 to 1988, when it was destroyed by fire.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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