LVCCHP Garden Tour

NEW DATE: The LVCCHP Garden Tour is now scheduled for July 13, The activities remain the same. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased at LVCCHP office, located at 116 Bridge St., Las Vegas, NM. For more information call at 505-425-8803.

CCHP Calendar: 
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 9:00am

PLaces With a Past

Places With a Past, our home tour, will take place on August 3, 2013. Seven homes and businesses and the Castle at the United World College will be featured. All of the homes are new to the tour. Please plan to join us for this event, Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at our office located at 116 Bridge St. or at the Plaza Hotel.

CCHP Calendar: 
Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 10:00am

Las Vegas Heritage Week

Heritage Week is August 3, 2013 to August 10, 2013. Many events have been planned for the whole week. A schedule will be posted soon. There will be something for everyone.

CCHP Calendar: 
Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 10:00am to Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 10:00am

UPCOMING EVENTS

Watch for upcoming events.

CCHP Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour from 5pm to 8pm. Stop by office at 116 Bridge Street to start tour, have refreshments and be entertained with Holiday music.

CCHP Calendar: 
Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 5:00am

CCHP Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner will be held at Las Vegas Civic Center. Silent auction viewing starting at 5pm. Dinner served at 6:30pm.

CCHP Calendar: 
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 5:00pm

Welcome


A view down Bridge St. in historic Old Town Las Vegas, New Mexico // Summer 2012 // Las Vegas, NM is home to more than 900 historic buildings.

The Las Vegas Citizens' Committee for Historic Preservation was formed in 1977 to encourage the preservation and appreciation of Las Vegas and San Miguel County historic resources. Established by land grant in 1835, Las Vegas was originally called Nuestra Señora de Los Dolores de Las Vegas Grandes (Our Lady of the Sorrows of the Great Meadows). The history of Las Vegas is influenced not only by many different cultures, but also by two major forms of transportation. As a major trading point on the Santa Fe Trail, Las Vegas became a prosperous Spanish town with a wide variety of adobe structures. As trade on the trail increased, so did the variety of settlers and architecture in the town. The arrival of the Atchinson, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad saw a further increase of new residents many of whom built Victorian houses reminiscent of their homes in the east. While the Victorian residences are quite a surprise to visitors, use to the Pueblo revival of Santa Fe, it is the combination of the indigenous adobe architecture and the variety of Victorian architecture that makes Las Vegas unique.

Over 918 of these structures, both adobe and Victorian, survive today. The Las Vegas Citizens' Committee for Historic Preservation (LVCCHP) was organized to promote the preservation of these buildings, educate the public regarding the rich cultural heritage these buildings represent, and to investigate and implement ways in which these buildings can continue to play a vital role in the infrastructure, culture, and future of Las Vegas.

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