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Las Vegas High School Historic District

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Roughly bounded by E. Bridger, S. 9th, E. Gass, and Las Vegas Blvd.

The Las Vegas High School Historic District stands just a few blocks away from the downtown core in an area that developed soon after the high school opened in 1930. Despite the Depression, the early 1930s were prosperous years for Las Vegas, as money and people flooded the area during the construction of Hoover Dam. The district has a range of revival styles represented in mostly modest structures. The Spanish Colonial Revival style, popular in the early twentieth-century Southwest, is particularly common. Because of the neighborhood's proximity to downtown, many houses have been converted to offices over the years, while others have been demolished.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Las Vegas High School Historic District", [Las Vegas, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 213-214.

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