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May 10, 2011

Historic Morelli House – Downtown Las Vegas – To Hold Spring Open House

        May is Historic Preservation Month. Among the events is the one that’s always my favorite isThe Morelli House Open House. If you’ve never been to the Morelli House, it’s an opportunity you shouldn’t pass […]
January 27, 2010

National Trust For Historic Preservation – Online Newsletter

One of my favorite organizations is the National Trust For Historic Preservation. If you’re a member, you get a great print magazine every month, which is aptly called “Preservation”, and your membership helps with preservation […]
November 10, 2009

The Las Vegas High School Historic District In Downtown Las Vegas

Many of the oldest existing buildings in Las Vegas are in what we refer to as “Lawyer’s Row”. The area was the prewar WWII suburbs of Las Vegas. Amusingly, it’s the area is between Fremont Street […]
November 10, 2009

Las Vegas Boulevard Scenic Byway Program – The Lights Are On

Last night was the dedication and inaugaral lighting of the first 3 newly restored neon signs in the “Cultural Corridor” of Las Vegas Boulevard. Congress created the National Scenic Byway Program in 1997. The Nevada […]
October 21, 2009

Westleigh Neighborhood Faces Dishonest Opposition To Historic Designation

We’ve seen this before. Misinformation campaigns designed to stop a neighborhood from achieving “Historic Neighborhood” designation. It happened when John S. Park Neighborhood was applying, and it’s happening again…..this time at the Westleigh Neighborhood.   […]
July 14, 2009


I never did a headline in all caps before. That’s what the mayor said when told about the graffiti on the historic Welcome To Las Vegas sign. I can’t say anything more than that I agree. […]
June 30, 2009

SouthRidge Neighborhood Association Seeks Historic District Designation

I call all of the downtown neighborhoods historic. From my point of view, they are already. But that doesn’t mean they actually have true designation from the City. One exception is within The John S. […]
May 4, 2009

The Cultural Heritage And Historic Preservation Fair AND Morelli House Open House

This Saturday is a big day for the Historic Preservation Community. Both events are Saturday May 9, as part of “Historic Preservation Month”, which is every May. We’ve published the link before, but here it […]
May 1, 2009

Moulin Rouge Sign Removed For “Safekeeping?”

Amy Kingsley atCityLife Blog is reporting that they’ve taken down the sign at the Moulin Rouge on Bonanza, and placed it in the boneyard of the Neon Museum.       Amy says: Early, and […]
April 9, 2009

“Las Vegas 1905-1965” – A New Look At Las Vegas History Using Postcards

We’re gearing up for Historic Preservation Month which is MAY, but the coverage of Las Vegas History is really heating up already. Our dear friend Lynn Zook, gets ANOTHER plug today, about her new book […]