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Milton Taichert House

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c. 1902–1908, Isaac Hamilton and William Morris Rapp. 1036 7th St.
  • (Photograph by Regina N. Emmer)

One of several Las Vegas homes designed by the architectural firm of Rapp and Rapp, the Milton Taichert house was one of two that merchant brothers Milton and Joseph Taichert purchased after they arrived in Las Vegas in 1908 and 1909. The Taichert house blends the Queen Anne and Shingle styles into an asymmetrically picturesque yet nicely balanced composition that contrasts a formal (and generously proportioned) front porch with a corner polygonal bay on the second floor and an off-center central gable above. Its lot measures 75 by 147.5 feet, with the 40-foot setback typical of North New Town.


Historic Las Vegas, New Mexico: Along the Santa Fe Trail. Las Vegas, NM: Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation, 1999.

Threinen, Ellen. Architecture and Preservation in Las Vegas: A Study of Six Districts. Las Vegas: Design Review Board, City of Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1977.

Wilson, Chris (with Anita Vernon and Hilario Romero). Architecture and Preservation in Las Vegas, Volume II: New Districts, New Developments. Las Vegas: Design Review Board, City of Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1982.

Wilson, Chris. “North New Town Historic District,” San Miguel County, New Mexico. National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form, 1982. National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

Writing Credits

Regina N. Emmer
Christopher C. Mead
Regina N. Emmer



  • 1902

  • 1983

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing building in the North New Town Historic District

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Regina N. Emmer, "Milton Taichert House", [Las Vegas, New Mexico], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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