Las Vegas Grammar School (Fifth Street School)


Las Vegas Grammar School (Fifth Street School)

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location = 400 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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built = 1936
architect = Orville L. Clark
architecture = Mission; Spanish Revival
added = May 20 1988
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Las Vegas Grammar School is a Registered Historic Place in Nevada and is located in the city of Las Vegas. Built in 1936, the mission style building is the only one remaining from that era. The school sits on a 20 acre site on Las Vegas Boulevard. After the renovations, the main entrance and address for the school will be moved to Fourth Street.

History

The school, also known as the Fifth Street School since it was located on Fifth Street, now Las Vegas Boulevard, was constructed in 1936.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in May 20, 1988.

The school has under gone an extensive $9.5 million renovation. The interior has been configured to allow its return as an education facility. The school will be home to:cite news |first=Kristen |last=Peterson |authorlink= |title= Lessons in History |url= |format= |work= Las Vegas Sun |publisher= |id= |pages=1-2 |page= |date=2007-05-26 |accessdate=2007-05-26 |language= ]

*Nevada School of Arts
*UNLV School of Architecture
*American Institute of Architects's local chapter
*Las Vegas Cultural Affairs Department

On November 28, 2007, a fire started by a homeless person damaged a portion of the roof and left smoke damage in the interior of the building. [ cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |title= 11PM newscast |url= |format= |work= KTNV |publisher= |id= |pages=1-2 |page= |date=2007-11-28 |accessdate=2007-11-28 |language= ]

External links

* [http://www.library.unlv.edu/arch/buildings/fifthstreetschool.html Fifth Street School Building information / from the UNLV Architecture Studies Library]

References

* [http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/FactsStatistics/historic_sites.asp# City of Las Vegas web site]
* [http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/NV/Clark/vacant.html NRHP]


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