Las Vegas News Bureau Exhibit


Fremont Street 1940s

Our good friends at the Las Vegas News Bureau have put together a photo exhibit for Preservation Week.

Curator Brian "Paco" Alvarez will be on hand to talk about the exhibit "Re-Invention".

"Re-Invention" focuses on the evolution or Re-Invention of downtown Las Vegas by comparing historic and current images of buildings such as Binion’s Hotel on Fremont Street and dramatic changes such as the re-location of the La Concha hotel lobby.

The buildings included in the collection of photographs are: Binions Horseshoe, El Cortez, Fremont Street Experience, Golden Gate Hotel, Golden Nugget, Hotel Sal Sagev, La Concha, Las Vegas Club, Las Vegas Grammar School (Fifth Street School), Las Vegas Post Office, the Morelli House, Union Pacific Railroad Station, and the Union Plaza. Included will be several aerial and over-all photos of Fremont Street.

This all happens on Friday, May 16th at the Bridge Gallery in City Hall. There is an opening reception from 3:00 to 5:00 pm and we encourage everyone to come on down and enjoy the photos.

The exhibit will stay up until May 30th but tomorrow is the only chance to hear Paco and local historian/preservationist Bob Stoldal talk about our history.


Bridge Gallery, City Hall

Visitors may reach the gallery through the second floor of the Las Vegas City Hall parking garage on the southeast corner of Stewart Avenue and Fourth Street. Parking is by paid meter only. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays. There is no charge for admission. For more information about the Bridge Gallery call (702)-229-1012.



Fremont Street Experience 2008 



Post Office 1940s















 Post Office 2005


 Fifth Street Grammar School



 Fifth Street Grammar School today undergoing restoration


Special Thanks to the Las Vegas News Bureau for letting us use these images!