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March 23, 2009

Helldorado Parade and Rodeo In Downtown Las Vegas Seeks Volunteers

One of the longest running traditions in Las Vegas is the annual HELLDORADO PARADE. This year it’s on Saturday May  16th. Last year I was honored to be allowed to be the driver for Dr. Lonnie Hammargren’s float, and […]
March 10, 2009

National Trust For Historic Preservation Call To Action

The National Trust For Historic Preservation has put out an urgent request about the budget cuts that Governor Gibbons has proposed. These cuts would decimate the Historic Preservation efforts in Nevada. Please, click here to […]
January 6, 2009

Las Vegas Loses Another Historic Landmark – Maude Frazier Hall At UNLV

We’re sad to report that Maude Frazier Hall is no more. It was the first building ever built at UNLV. We’ve been covering the efforts of the preservation community to save this historic building for […]
December 15, 2008

Clark County Museum Decorates Historic Houses

Clark County Museum Decorates Historic Houses You’re invited to step back in time during Heritage Street Holidays at the Clark County Museum, running through January 15. Their transplanted houses, dating from the 1920s to the […]
December 9, 2008

The Most Famous Sign In The World – Welcome To Las Vegas Nevada

The vintage neon of Las Vegas is a very important element in our historic preservation efforts. One of the most important of the signs was designed by Betty Willis. Betty and her neon has been […]
December 4, 2008

Huntridge Theater Proposal Passes City Council

I’m most pleased to announce that the adaptive re-use plan for the Huntridge Theater has finally passed the City Council with a unanimous vote of approval today. I’ve been championing the saving of the Huntridge […]
November 13, 2008

“Pop Squires House” story gets picked up by the Review Journal

The story that first broke here at VeryVintageVegas has been picked up by the Review Journal. Alan Choate wrote about it in the Tuesday edition. If you’re interested in being more than an observer of […]
November 10, 2008

A Classic Mid Century Modern Office Building That Didn’t Get Saved

One of our favorite mid century modern office buildings was the original Sahara Rancho Office Park. It’s wrapped in plastic now as part of the abatement process for asbestos and other hazardous materials. It’s the final step that […]
November 7, 2008

A Letter To Mayor Oscar Goodman and Mayor Pro-tem Gary Reese

Dear Mayor Goodman and Councilman Reese, Thank you for standing with the historic preservation community regarding the future of “Pop Squires” home on 7th Street. We had very short notice that this was coming before […]
November 6, 2008

Las Vegas City Council Does The Right Thing – A Win For Historic Preservation

The Las Vegas City Council stepped up and told the developers of the property that includes the “Pop Squires”  home that their requests for variances and zoning changes wouldn’t be heard until they dealt with […]