Las Vegas High School gets a make-over

Uncle Jack at supplied this picture.

Just in time for the Las Vegas High Alumni to hold their all-years reunion next Saturday comes word that their alma mater has been repainted.

There is a belief that it is the original color of the building but our friends who went to school there back in the 1930s and the 1940s are calling to say the current paint job is in question.

Here's a photo of the way the school has looked for as long as any of us can remember:

This is a picture postcard courtesy of the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas.  The picture was taken by Louis Oakes, a well-known photographer.  The picture, according to the museum's Curator of History, Dennis McBride, dates back to the early 1930s.

The school, a project spearheaded by far-sighted education visionary Maude Frazier, opened in 1930.    The building has been a landmark in Las Vegas for over seventy years.  In 1986 it was added to the National Registry of Historic Places.

Today, it is the Las Vegas Academy of the Performing Arts.

We'll be back to confirm whether the red salmon color is the original color of the building after we make some phone calls.