A special weekend illuminates the historic architecture in Las Vegas

The Nevada Preservation Foundation’s Home + History Las Vegas (HHLV) weekend will take place April 28-30 this year.

The purpose of the weekend is to promote, educate, and stand up for the preservation of Las Vegas architecture.

This year’s events include:

Welcome reception
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 28 at the Historic Westside School. The cost is $ 30. The proceeds will go to Paradise Palms II.

Neon Cocktail Bus Tour (Neon Museum)
Ride a double-decker bus, enjoy cocktails, and learn about the history of Las Vegas. 8 to 10 p.m. April 28 and 29. The cost is $ 60.

The “magic hour” of the Fremont Street Walking Tour
The twilight hike begins with a free cocktail at El Cortez. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 29. The cost is $ 20.

A story of two neighborhoods bus tour
Check out the unique architecture found in 2 neighborhoods of Westside Vegas as you take a double-decker bus tour. Noon to 2 p.m. April 29. The cost is $ 40.

Family feud: Havana V. Las Vegas in the 1950s (Mob Museum)
Author and historian Peter Moruzzi will speak about organized crime and the development of hotel-casinos in the heyday of Las Vegas. Paired with a free whiskey tasting. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 29. The cost is $ 40.

Hugh E. Taylor: Las Vegas Midcentury Master
A free talk about the life and designs of Hugh E. Taylor, prolific architect of the Desert Inn Casino, and hundreds of mid-century homes in Las Vegas. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 29.

Institutional modern bus tour
Check out churches, banks, schools, and other civic establishments in Las Vegas from early to mid-century. April 9-11, 29. The cost is $ 40.

Photography: The Amazing Legacy of Julius Shulman Free
Enjoy Julius Shulman’s photography of mid-century architecture. 2.30 to 4.30 April. Free admission.

Modern with a twist! (The Morelli House)
Modernism with a Twist explores surprising concepts in terms of music, food, and mid-century culture and is paired with a tour of Morelli House and a pre-dinner glass of wine. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 29. The cost is $ 25.


Vintage Vegas Home Tour
Take a tour of 10 amazing mid-century homes, from original and restored to fully updated. Self-guided tour. Multiple start times. The cost is $ 45.

Phoenix House Tour
The Phoenix is ​​a stunning example of rehabilitating and modernizing a mid-century, unlucky home. Multiple tee times on April 29th. The cost is $ 25.

Martini tour of Liberace mansion
Enjoy martinis specialties as you tour the Liberace mansion from 7pm to 9pm on April 29th. The cost is $ 65.

HHLV after-party in the Golden Steer
Meet for an after-party at the historic Golden Steer on April 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. No entry.

Most of the events take place in, or are not far from, historic downtown Las Vegas. Downtown Grand, Golden Nugget, and Golden Gate hotels offer special rates for those who will be in town for a special weekend.

The Nevada Preservation Foundation was founded in late 2013 by a small group of local Vegas conservationists.

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