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1932. 1901 N. White St.
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

Built shortly after the completion of Las Vegas High School, this one-story Moderne structure was one of many primary schools erected in the early 1930s to accommodate rapid population growth in Las Vegas. The building has a symmetrical cruciform plan formed by the main rectangle of the building with a projecting entry and a small rear rest-room wing. Concrete-block walls end in stepped parapets hiding a flat roof.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Washington School", [North 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, 227-227.

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