Home + History Las Vegas celebrates Southern Nevada’s captivating history by fostering an appreciation of historic and important architecture in the Las Vegas Valley. By creating a fun and engaging series of events, HHLV promotes, educates and advocates for the preservation of Las Vegas’ architectural resources as well as breeds renewed interest in preservation, urban sustainability and community development. If you are a fan of history, design, or are just looking to get more acquainted with all the fabulous cities in the Las Vegas Valley, you will not want to miss out on Home + History Las Vegas!

 

Please do take care not to double book your events, as some of the below events have overlapping time slots.

It's all happening April 25-April 28, 2024!

Registration is required for all events.

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Home + History Las Vegas 2024 Events

Desert Modern in Paradise $35 Walking Tour

Friday, April 26 – 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 27 – 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Step into the allure of Las Vegas history- join this walking tour that showcases the charming facades of Paradise Palms!

Colorful and flamboyant, Paradise Palms is widely celebrated as Las Vegas’ favorite desert modern, residential development! With eye-catching designs and luxe living, the neighborhood proved a natural fit for the midcentury Las Vegas elite.

Today, the popularity of the neighborhood continues among architectural and midcentury enthusiasts, and it recently received Clark County’s first historic designation! Come walk this mid-century mecca with NPF as we explore the many Palmer and Krisel models throughout the development—as well as uncover the mystery of a celebrated Las Vegas architect who got things rolling in Paradise Palms.

* Please note this is a Walking Tour that does not include entering these homes.

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Of Scotsmen + Mayors $35 Walking Tour

Friday, April 26 – 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Saturday, April 27 – 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Step into the allure of Las Vegas history- join this walking tour that showcases the charming facades of Scotch 80s!

A deal struck between the first mayor of Las Vegas and a Scottish investor produced one of Las Vegas’s most storied neighborhoods: the Scotch 80s. As you explore this diamond of a neighborhood tucked quietly in the heart of the city, you will be dazzled by the assortment of architectural styles from the sprawling L-shaped modern ranch homes, Colonial-revival mansions, and a variety of others spanning from early mid-century into the millennium. Walk this tree-lined oasis with us and find out how this slice of 80 acres came to be, as well as the stories of its famous residents who have included world-class comedians, famous gaming entrepreneurs, and even some (in)famous local politicians.

* Please note this is a Walking Tour that does not include entering these homes.

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Chic + Fab $35 Walking Tour

Friday, April 26 – 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 27 – 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Step into the allure of Las Vegas history- join this walking tour that showcases the charming historic facades of Beverly Green Historic District!

Unveiling a Glamorous Revamp for a Stylish Journey of Chic + Fab 2024! The Beverly Green Historic District was once home to some of Las Vegas’s most chic and fabulous. This 90-minute guided tour weaves through four residential tracts, showcasing custom and tract home design in Mid-century Las Vegas. Take a look behind-the-scenes into the private neighborhood of Vegas’ past showgirls, entertainers, bankers, and wealthy casino moguls. Learn about popular styles of Mid-century residential homes, with an emphasis on the International Style, California Modernism, and the Cinderella Ranch home!

* Please note this is a Walking Tour that does not include entering these homes.

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Motel Madness: The Rise And Fall Of The MidCentury Motor Court $35 Walking Tour

Friday, April 26 – 8:30am - 10:00am

Saturday, April 27 – 10:30am - 12:00pm

American automobile tourism made its mark on Las Vegas in the early 1930s with the construction of Boulder Dam, as well as legalized gambling and relaxed divorce laws, which attracted tourists looking for opportunities—and places to park their cars to enjoy “steamed heat” or “refrigerated” roadside lodging. From the 1930s to the mid-1960s, the motel evolved with the tastes of the traveler in mind—and architecture to match the era. Come walk with us down Fremont Street and explore the history and architecture of the “motor courts” turned “motels” that accommodated travelers on the first paved road in the City of Las Vegas—and bring preservation awareness to these threatened icons of our city’s tourism history.

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Doorstep Diaries of McNeil Estates $35 Walking Tour

Friday, April 26 – 10:30 am - 12:00pm

Saturday, April 27 – 8:30 am- 10:00am

Step into the allure of Las Vegas history- join this walking tour that showcases the charming facades of McNeil Estates!

Nestled in the heart of Las Vegas, McNeil Estates beckons with tales of its mesmerizing transformation from a mesquite forest to a thriving community in the 1950s. Get ready to explore the Strong/Gilmary/Campbell/Ashby footprint in McNeil, the epicenter of this historic neighborhood. Learn about Larry McNeil, the visionary developer originally from LA, who played a pivotal role in shaping Las Vegas. McNeil Estates has been home to a diverse cast of characters—doctors, lawyers, musicians, entertainers, business owners, and even a mysterious hitman! McNeil residents will unearth several of the stories that echo through the almost 600 homes, each with its unique history and charm. Don't miss your chance to book your tickets now for the Doorstep Diaries Tour—a journey into the soul of a community that shaped Las Vegas!

* Please note this is a Walking Tour that does not include entering these homes.

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Vintage Vegas Home Tour $65

Sunday, April 28 – 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Spend a lovely Spring afternoon touring through a collection of amazing mid-century homes. Ranging from original and restored to modernized and renovated, this self-driven home tour provides you access inside and out of some of the beautiful and unique homes of vintage Vegas. Spend the afternoon exploring the interior details of a hand-picked collection of vintage Vegas homes.

As part of Home + History 2024: Drive-yourself 5.5-hour tour, multiple start times.  Please choose your start time when registering.

  • Session #1 12:00pm start time
  • Session #2 12:30pm start time
  • Session #3 1:00pm start time
  • Session #4 1:30pm start time
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