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

Historic Light Standard

Historic Site

 
 
Historic Light Standard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
1. Historic Light Standard Marker
Inscription. This light standard was placed at the entrance to the Las Vegas Union Pacific Railroad Station in 1937. The Depot was removed in 1970 to make way for the Union Plaza Hotel. Mr. Frank Scott, Chairman of The Board of Union Plaza Hotel preserved this relic of the city's past; now it has been placed at this location to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of The City of Las Vegas.
 
Erected 1980 by The Las Vegas Diamond Jubilee Committee.
 
Location. 36° 10.312′ N, 115° 8.787′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Fremont Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is attached to the light standard in front of the Plaza Hotel and Casino. 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. Auction Site (here, next to this marker); Auction Site / First Train Depot (a few steps from this marker); The First Telephone (within shouting distance of this marker); Las Vegas' Most Historic Hotel & Casino (within shouting distance of this marker);
Historic Light Standard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
2. Historic Light Standard Marker
Gaming / Helldorado (within shouting distance of this marker); Block 16 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fremont Street (about 700 feet away); Von Tobel's Hardware Store (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Vegas.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Historic Light Standard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
3. Historic Light Standard Marker
Historic Light Standard Marker is on the light standard and the Auction Site Marker is just to the right on the obelisk.
Historic Light Standard image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
4. Historic Light Standard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 30, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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