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Las Vegas in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Huntridge Neighborhood

 
 
The Huntridge Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
1. The Huntridge Neighborhood Marker
Inscription. Las Vegas' first tract subdivision, the Huntridge neighborhood was erected between 1941 and 1944 on land purchased in the 1920s by international businessman Leigh Hunt. After his death in 1931, Hunt's widow sold off large chunks of land. In December of 1941, the developers announced plans to build a subdivision, graciously naming it Huntridge in Hunt's honor. The modest traditional style homes rented for $50 per month with an option to buy for $5000. The Huntridge neighborhood, loved for it generous lots, curving tree lined streets and front porches, is one of the oldest intact neighborhoods in Las Vegas.
 
Erected 2005 by The Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial.
 
Location. 36° 9.387′ N, 115° 8.198′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of South Maryland Parkway and Jessica Avenue, on the left when traveling north on South Maryland Parkway. Click for map. Marker is on the east side or Circle Park. Marker is in this post office area: Las Vegas NV 89104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Dutton Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Morelli House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Las Vegas High School
The Huntridge Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
2. The Huntridge Neighborhood Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Las Vegas High School / Las Vegas High School Neighborhood (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic 5th Street School (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Ralph Louis Engelstad (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Church Built in Las Vegas (approx. 0.9 miles away); Aladdin's Lamp (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Las Vegas.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Huntridge Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
3. The Huntridge Neighborhood Marker
<i>Rear of</i> The Huntridge Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
4. Rear of The Huntridge Neighborhood Marker
Photo on The Huntridge Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1940s
5. Photo on The Huntridge Neighborhood Marker
Photo Caption: Aerial view of the Huntridge neighborhood, 1940s. The Huntridge Theater can be seen to the north of Circle Park.
Photo on The Huntridge Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1940s
6. Photo on The Huntridge Neighborhood Marker
Photo Caption: Streetlights were installed in the Huntridge neighborhood in the 1940s.
Photo on The Huntridge Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
7. Photo on The Huntridge Neighborhood Marker
Photo Caption: A typical Huntridge residence.
The Huntridge Theater image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
8. The Huntridge Theater
The Huntridge Theater (1944), 1208 East Charleston Boulevard, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on 7/22/1993.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 755 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 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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