Nevada Matters

Aren’t You Tired of Hearing We Have No History? SO ARE WE. #NevadaMatters, Why? We have all seen the trending hashtag #ThisPlaceMatters attached to buildings, landmarks, and places we’ve seen splashed across Instagram and Facebook. Coined by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, it is as part of an ongoing campaign to encourage people to…

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Restoration

Article by Greg Geilman, Realtor The grace and beauty of a bygone era can be appreciated anew when a homeowner looks to faithfully restore a historic home. The Nevada State Governor’s Mansion, the Piper-Beebe House, The Dake House and the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park are only a few examples of Nevada homes that have…

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#UncommonVegas Photo Survey & Contest

Uncommon Las Vegas is multi-phase project that focuses on documenting and analyzing Las Vegas’ modern and post-modern buildings and we need your help! Our goal is to identify a large number of the underrated buildings which are often hiding in plain sight. We have an abundance of lesser-known modern and post-modern buildings that many people in…

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Help Preserve the El Portal!

If you are familiar with downtown Las Vegas and Fremont Street, you undoubtedly know the El Portal building. Blink and you might miss it, but this small building is one of the oldest remaining structures in downtown Vegas. The hacienda-style building was built in 1927, and opened its doors as a theater in June of…

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Miss Our Workshop? Get the Info Here!

We don’t mean to brag, but our Can Preservation Pencil? workshop last month was quite a success! Four speakers from around the country shared their thoughts with us on the economics benefits of preservation, and strategies for rehabbing old buildings here in Las Vegas. They brought with them a wealth of knowledge and experience, and…

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Celebrating Preservation in Paradise Palms

We are very happy to announce that the first phase of Paradise Palms was approved as Clark County’s FIRST historic neighborhood by county commissioners in early February! Way to go! The entire subdivision of Paradise Palms consists of a little more than 1000 homes. In order to make the historic designation process more manageable, the…

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Nevada’s Haunted Heritage

October is here! Time for pumpkins, trick-or-treaters and … HAUNTED HERITAGE! Ever noticed that wherever heritage goes, ghosts — or rather ghost tales — follow? We did too! Nevada has its share of ghostly, historically significant destinations and even eery and isolated “ghost towns.” If you’re looking for creepy with an accompanying dose of local…

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The HTC Goes Pink!

Save the Pink House! This was the mission of local residents Dan and Lois Wray, who walked by the old, neglected house daily and thought that someone should save this Northern Nevada historic building. It wasn’t long before Lois realized that someone could be her! Located 25 miles east of Tahoe and an hour south…

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ReBAR Gives Back to Preservation

“Beer. Wine. Bargains.” This is the mantra at ReBAR, a new establishment in Antique Alley on Main Street. It’s a small, neighborhood bar that doubles as a retail antique shop. Everything is for sale, including the chair you are sitting on and the glass you’re drinking from. But there’s more than meets the eye at…

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Beverly Green is Vegas’s Newest Historic District

Beverly Green, the Las Vegas neighborhood we at Nevada Preservation Foundation have been working with the last two years, has now finally become only the second neighborhood addition added to the Las Vegas Register of Historic Places! The Process In order to make this tough feat happen, the neighborhood had to secure at least 51%…

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