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Historic Preservation

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The city of Las Vegas oversees preservation activities for buildings, structures and places of historical and architectural significance. It also reviews historic designation applications to National Register of Historic Places and city’s Historic Property Register. 

The history of Las Vegas is kept alive by preserving properties that are listed on the local register. This includes the neighborhoods of John S. Park and Beverly Green. Non-residential properties include the Huntridge Theater, the Westside School, the La Concha Motel Lobby that serves as the Neon Museum’s entrance, and the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse that is the home of the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. Learn more about our city’s unique history

Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission was established in 1991. Its goals include: providing protection for historically significant properties and archaeological sites that represent important aspects of the city’s heritage; enhancing the character of the community by taking such properties and sites into account during development; and to assist owners in the preservation and restoration of their properties.

Historic Designation Application

Historic Designation Application

The Historic Preservation Commission  reviews historic designation applications for the National Register of Historic Places and Las Vegas Historic Property Register.

A local historic property or district is a geographically definable area or building, urban or rural, which contains structure(s), site(s) and/or work(s) of art which have special historical or aesthetic interest or value; represent one or more periods or styles of architecture typical of one or more eras in the history of the municipality, county, state or region; and cause that area to constitute a visibly perceptible section of the community.

Survey Catalogs & Grants
Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial

Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial

The Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial is a group of appointed citizens overseeing the distribution of centennial grants to generate community projects that promote and preserve Las Vegas history.

For more information contact Diane Siebrandt at dsiebrandt@lasvegasnevada.gov.

Certificate of Appropriateness Application

Certificate of Appropriateness Application

If your property is listed on the Las Vegas Historic Property Register, or is located within the boundaries of a locally designated historic district, there are certain procedures that must be followed for projects proposing to alter your property. These procedures, contained in the city of Las Vegas zoning code, Title 19.10.150 Historic Designation, have been abbreviated for you here:

Design Guidelines & Standards

Design Guidelines & Standards

Design guidelines establish the architectural character context of a historic district by identifying and categorizing existing historic properties and resources. Review guidelines and standards here:

The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

Preservation Partners
Historic Maps
Historic Designation Ordinance

Historic Designation Ordinance

Resources - Historic Properties List

Resources - Historic Properties List

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