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

Green Shack

 
 
Green Shack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
1. Green Shack Marker
Inscription. Opened around 1931 by Mrs. Mattie "Jimmy" Jones, the Green Shack restaurant was a town landmark at this site. The restaurant opened in a Union Pacific Railroad barracks building that was moved here; in 1934 additions were made to the structure. For decades, the Green Shack served its famous fried chicken dinners to everyone in town from dignitaries to laborers, originally catering to the traffic that headed to and from the Hoover Dam construction site along the Boulder Highway in the early 1930s. One of the longest lasting restaurants in Las Vegas, the Green Shack closed in 1999.
 
Erected 2005 by The Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial.
 
Location. 36° 9.462′ N, 115° 6.922′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark county. Marker is on East Fremont Street 0.1 miles east of East Charleston Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Huntridge Neighborhood (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Morelli House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Las Vegas High School (approx. 1.5 miles away); Las Vegas High School / Las Vegas High School Neighborhood
Green Shack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
2. Green Shack Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Mary Dutton Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Aladdin's Lamp (approx. 1.6 miles away); Historic 5th Street School (approx. 1.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Chief Hotel Court (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Vegas.
 
Also see . . .  Lost Vegas. The Green Shack sat vacant from 1999, falling prey to vandalism, theft, and structural deterioration, until it was finally demolished in 2005 to make way for a proposed banquet hall. So far, nothing has been constructed on the site. (Submitted on October 5, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
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Green Shack Marker and Sign image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
3. Green Shack Marker and Sign
Photo on Green Shack Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1940s
4. Photo on Green Shack Marker
Photo Caption: Holiday postcard from the Green Shack 1940s
Photo on Green Shack Marker image. Click for full size.
5. Photo on Green Shack Marker
Photo on Green Shack Marker image. Click for full size.
6. Photo on Green Shack Marker
Photo on Green Shack Marker image. Click for full size.
7. Photo on Green Shack Marker
Photo on Green Shack Marker image. Click for full size.
8. Photo on Green Shack Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 5, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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