Thank you Kristen Routh Silberman, JLLV PR for the press release and Brian Paco Alvarez for passing it along to us!
Las Vegas, NV – 11 JAN, 2008: Mayor Oscar Goodman awarded the Mayor’s Urban Design Award (MUDA) for Historical Preservation to the Junior League of Las Vegas (JLLV) for their notable restoration of the Morelli House. The award recognizes projects that foster the city’s commitment to sustainability and livability, including those that have made a profound historical perspective to the city of Las Vegas and its’ residents. The award was presented at an official ceremony at the Springs Preserve on January 8, 2008. Stephanie Vogel, the JLLV President and Sherry Colquitt, Project Director of the Morelli House Restoration accepted the Mayor’s award on behalf of the JLLV non-profit organization.
“We are both proud and honored to be included with such a prestigious and accomplished group of nominees and recipients. A large group of people dedicated their time and effort to this project, and we wish to thank them both for their support of the Junior League of Las Vegas, but also for their support to our community.” said Stephanie Vogel, JLLV President.
The Morelli House has been on the city’s historic property register since March of 2007 based on its architectural and cultural importance to the city of Las Vegas. Since that time, designers, carpenters, architects, and volunteers have donated countless hours to the careful preservation of the city landmark.
About The Morelli House & Restoration
The Morelli House restoration was made possible with financial assistance from the Nevada Commission on Cultural Affairs and generous donations from its membership and the community. With the help of the Design Center at the World Market Center, Junior League of Las Vegas secured participation by Vladimir Kagan, world famous Mid Century furniture designer, to serve as the Morelli House’s lead interior designer. Kagan’s historical furniture will be permanently showcased at the Morelli House with donations which he personally solicited from his manufacturer partners, including American Leather, Weiman/Preview, including pieces hand-picked from his personal furniture collection. The Junior League is completing restoration and rehabilitation efforts to meet the US Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation for Historical Structures. For more information about the Morelli House or to schedule a tour, please contact the JLLV office at (702) 822-6536.
About The Junior League of Las Vegas
The Junior League of Las Vegas (JLLV) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. JLLV is focused on positively affecting the metropolitan Las Vegas area through JLLV programs and teaming with agencies throughout Las Vegas to empower women, children and families, through mentoring, advocacy and education.
Last year, JLLV’s 400+ members devoted more than 7,500 hours of volunteer time at an estimated value in excess of $140,775.00 and provided over $100,000 in financial support to the Las Vegas community. For more information about the JLLV, its community programs and membership, visit the Junior League website at: www.jllv.org