May is Historic Preservation and Archaeology Awareness Month!
The city of Las Vegas supports National Preservation Month each year with historically-themed events. This year is especially significant because it’s also Nevada’s 150th anniversary of statehood. There are several exciting events hosted by the city and our partners to help everyone celebrate. Click here for more information!
Vintage Vegas Food Tour, May 10 and 24, 4:30 – 7:30, Downtown Las Vegas
This combination walking and bus tour, guided by Vegas Valley Food Tours, will take you to five vintage restaurants that have withstood the test of time in downtown Las Vegas. Each restaurant, from a bygone era, has been part of the Las Vegas community for at least 25 years. Along the way, you’ll be treated to recorded interviews of restaurant owners and workers, provided by Nevada Humanities. Between tastings, a local tour guide will highlight historic architecture and cultural features that put Las Vegas on the map. When it’s over, you’ll have a little bite of Las Vegas history both in your mind and your stomach. Click here for a brochure with tour route. Tickets are $99 each and are available through Vegas Valley Food Tours beginning April 25th.
Helldorado Parade, May 17, 5:00 pm, Downtown Parade Route
The city of Las Vegas and the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge No.1468 are partnering again for the Helldorado Days celebration. For more information visit the Elk’s at http://www.elkshelldorado.com/.
Historic Preservation Commission newsletter, Spring 2014 Historic Connection
Phase II: Huntridge Neighborhood Historic Resource Survey and Inventory
The city of Las Vegas is conducting a historic resource survey of the Huntridge Neighborhood Tract 3, which is generally bounded by Cottonwood Place and Francis Avenue on the north, Huntridge Circle Park on the west, Norman Avenue on the south, and South Fifteenth Street on the east. The survey builds upon a prior survey of Tracts 1 and 2 completed in 2004. When complete in June, 2014 the survey will contain recommendations for potential historic districts based on the architectural integrity of the homes and businesses. For more information, please click here.
The city has also applied for additional funding to complete the survey of the entire Huntridge development. Please see the map for tract locations and timeline for proposed surveys.
A neighborhood meeting will be held in May 2014 to discuss the draft findings of the report. Please check this webpage the first week of May for time, date and location.
Historic Preservation Commission
The city of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission oversees preservation activities in the city for buildings, structures and places of historical and architectural significance. It reviews historic designation applications to National Register of Historic Places and city of Las Vegas Historic Property Register. The commission meets every 4th Wednesday of the month at noon. 2014 Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Schedule & Agendas.