Las Vegas in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
In 1914 Clark County hired Nevada's most prominent architect, Frederick DeLongchamps, to design a permanent county courthouse. The two-story building cost about $50,000 to construct and furnish, and featured marble and granite interiors. Large columns and Mission-style arches adorned the exterior. The graceful neo-classical structure, set in the middle of the square and surrounded by a park, became a gathering place for county residents. Civic functions were held on the front steps of the courthouse, with the audience seated on the lawn.
After 1914 when the county offices moved into the new courthouse, city government offices and later the library shared the old courthouse. The city used that small building as its City Hall until 1942, when it moved into the American Legion War Memorial Building on Fifth and Stewart. The library continued in the 1909 courthouse
In 1959 the county replaced the DeLongchamps building with a seven-story powder blue structure designed by the architectural firm of Zick and Sharp. That building was added to in the 1980's, but in the 21st century, county court functions needed more space.
The current Regional Justice Center opened at 200 Lewis Avenue in October 2005. County offices are located in the Clark County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy, where a grassy outdoor amphitheater serves as a gathering place for county residents.
Location. 36° 10.116′ N, 115° 8.648′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on South 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on South 3rd Street half-way between Carson & 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. Historic Preservation (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 El Portal Theatre (about 800 feet away); Fremont Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Hotel Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ralph Louis Engelstad (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Vegas.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 3, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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