NPF’s Historic Home Tour: Sunday May 3, 2015
If you haven’t heard by now, Sunday May 3rd is Nevada Preservation Foundation’s first Historic Home Tour! NPF is hosting an afternoon filled with open house tours of historic homes located throughout central Las Vegas. With a total of 15 houses, the tour features homes in Beverly Green, Crestview Estates, John S. Park, Paradise Palms and the McNeil Estates.
The event kicks off at the historic Morelli House, courtesy of Las Vegas Junior League. Architect and historian Alan Hess will give tour participants an enlightened presentation on modernism in the west, grounding the historic homes on the tour as an integral part of Las Vegas’ history.
Join us this Sunday for a fun-filled afternoon of perusing mid-century homes, learning some of the history behind these homes and taking away ideas and inspiration for your own home preservation and retrofit dreams.
Mid-Century Motor Court Panel: Saturday May 23, 2015
Save the date, Saturday evening May 23rd for a mid-century motor court panel, hosted by Neon Museum and the City of Las Vegas. This free event invitation will be extended to NPF members, although registration will be limited so check back with Neon Museum Happenings early May for more detailed information. NPF will also send registration information via email once details have been released.
The setting of this event will appropriately take place at Neon Museum, home to the restored La Concha Motel. Originally constructed in 1961 on Las Vegas Boulevard South (next to the Riviera Hotel), the La Concha lobby was saved from demolition in 2005 and moved in 2006 to its current location to serve as the museum’s Visitors’ Center. What better site to discuss the relevance of roadside motel architecture and the future preservation efforts of these abandoned and often ignored architectural gems.
Mid-Century Madness in Greater Nevada
For a full guide to everything preservation in the entire state of Nevada, check out the preservation calendar online with the State Historic Preservation Office.