Archive for June 2014

Who’s Your Favorite Plumber?

Or electrician, interior designer, painter, concrete company? Those of us who live in historic homes often over time come to learn which service providers in our community we can count on to understand our aging caste iron pipes or cloth wrapped wiring. Here at the Nevada Preservation Foundation, we are looking to bring together excellent…

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NPF’s First Volunteer Meeting

On June 16, the Foundation held our first Volunteer Mobilization Meeting. This was a great opportunity for our members to provide input and learn how they can get involved. The meeting was a success, with several members signing up to fill some of our volunteer needs. Thank you to all who attended!   If you…

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Mid-Century Windows: A Cautionary Tale

Often, the best of stories start with a cautionary tale, so here we go. In the early 2000’s, a couple moved to Las Vegas from Chicago excited about the possibility of living in a mid century house. We’ll call this couple Scott and Heidi, because, well, those are their names.   Scott and Heidi bought…

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2014 Historic Preservation Advocacy Award

On Wednesday, May 21 the Nevada Preservation Foundation was honored by the Las Vegas City Council and the Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission with an award for excellence in advocacy for historic preservation. Being such a new organization, we were surprised to have been included with such organizations as the Harrison House, Mormon Fort, Atomic…

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The Hugh E. Taylor Collection

Throughout this piece there are drawings taken from the Hugh E. Taylor Collection. If you place your cursor over each drawing, hover text should appear that shows the original owner of each home. The Nevada Preservation Foundation is pleased and excited to announce that renowned midcentury architect Hugh E. Taylor has donated his archives to…

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Did You Enjoy Mid-Century May?

As many of you know, the month of May is Historic Preservation Month nationwide.  In addition, in the state of Nevada, May 20 was Midcentury Architecture Appreciation Day. With all of this to celebrate, the Nevada Preservation Foundation was pretty busy last month! We partnered with several other organizations: the Neon Museum, UNLV’s Downtown Design…

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