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Edward Durell Stone House

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William Ilfeld House
1938, after Edward Durell Stone. 1710 8th St.
  • (Photograph by Regina N. Emmer)
  • (Photograph by Regina N. Emmer)

The so-called Edward Durell Stone House demonstrates that national trends continued to make their way to Las Vegas even after its economic heyday as a railroad boomtown ended in the 1920s. Commissioned by William Ilfeld, of the prominent family of Las Vegas merchants, this International Style house copies an Edward Durrell Stone design published in Collier’s magazine. The stark structure of white-stuccoed brick and concrete is defined by its crisp geometry and clean lines, and by its use of glass block and steel-framed windows and doors. In keeping with its modernism, the house appears as an autonomous sculptural object in a setting that is more rural than urban. It is set back 110 feet from the street in the open space of a very large lot with a frontage of 250 feet and a depth of approximately 310 feet.


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.

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



  • 1938


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

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