In 1977, LVCCHP was formed to encourage the preservation and appreciation of our area's historic resources for the benefit of the community. Over the years our membership has grown steadily and we have accomplished a great deal.
To preserve, protect and promote the historic, cultural, and architectural heritage of greater Las Vegas through education and advocacy, and to encourage economic development through restoration and rehabilitation.
Preserve and protect historic, cultural, architectural heritage
- Nominated 918 Las Vegas buildings for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places
- Helped the City of Las Vegas write an Historic Buildings Ordinance
- Helped the City of Las Vegas obtain Certified Local Government status so that it would receive funds for preservation
- Purchased and renovated the Winternitz Building, 116 Bridge Street
Promote historic, cultural, architectural heritage
- Conduct "Places with a Past Tour" historic home and building tour, "Garden Tour," and "Holiday Home Tour"
- Present "Glimpses of the Past" (in cooperation with Ft. Union) - a series of historic lectures
- Maintain an archive of old photographs and a library
- Develop and show exhibits
- Present seminars about preservation and economic development opportunities
- Became a Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center