Stays in Vegas: Six Neighborhoods Considered for National Register of Historic Places

A city famous for reinventing by any means necessary is looking to preserve some of its history.

August 12, 2015, 7:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

"The city [of Las Vegas] is considering which of six neighborhoods built during the 1940s should be nominated for designation on the National Register of Historic Places," reports Conor Shine.

"Although the aging, single-story houses likely won’t grace the cover of Architectural Digest, they document the city’s transition during the middle of the last century from a small desert outpost to a fledgling burg. Most of the homes were built during World War II using federal housing funds funneled to cities of military importance. In Las Vegas, the money was used to build housing for non-commissioned officers and civilian employees working at Las Vegas Army Air Corps Gunnery School, now known as Nellis Air Force Base, and at the Basic Magnesium Plant in what is now Henderson."

The article goes to provide more detail about the National Register of Historic Places, as well as insight into each of the six neighborhoods under consideration: Biltmore, Charleston Square, Eastland Heights, Huntridge, Mayfair, and Sebec Acres.

Hat tip to Marielle Mondon for sharing the article.

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