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Las Vegas Plaza

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  • Vicinity: Bounded by Valencia and Moreno Sts and rear property line of building on Gonzales St and Hot Springs Blvd.
  • Neighborhood of Old Town in Las Vegas, NM
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

Significant Structures

Veeder Carriage House; SW corner Valencia and Hot Springs; Tudor (Jacobethan) Revival; 1902-08; 1 1/2 stories, intersecting gables; common bond brick walls; pressed metal "imbricated shingle" roof; half timbering in gables; 6/6 double-hung windows; single door with side lights and transom; projecting gable supported by wooden brackets on engaged brick pendants.

First National Bank (West Las Vegas Schools); 181 Bridge, St. Register #310; 1882; Italianate; 2 stories; rusticated or finished light brown ashlar sandstone walls with dark brown banded piers, string courses and windowhoods; pressed metal cornice with brackets and urns, fixed windows with small leaded glass transoms (1st), covered (2nd); double doors topped by dentils, pediment and transom.

Rosenwald Building; 205 S. Plaza; St Register #618; World's Fair Classic (WFC); 1908-13; 1 story; brick walls with sandstone accents; covered windows with leaded glass transoms; double doors with side lights and transom, flanked by banded piers with composite sandstone capitals; entrance projects and parapet is raised; pressed metal dentil cornice and parapet cap.

Courtroom Building; 213 S. Plaza; Italianate; 1881; 2 stories;rubble sandstone side and rear walls, brick front; fixed windows with bricked-over transoms, cast iron columns and pressed metal cornice (1st); 1/1 double-hung windows with arched brick recess with "keystones;" pressed metal cornice.#141 (California Store); 247 S. Plaza; W.F.C.; 1908-13; 1 story; tan brick front and part of side, red brick sides and rear; fixed windows; double doors with transom; banded brick piers with cream-colored terra cotta (t.c) capitals supporting t.c. frieze with brick dentils; t.c. dentil cornice and parapet cap.

Elmer and John Veeder Building; 1809/11/13 W. Plaza; decorative brick (Moorish overtones); 1898; 2 stories; yellow/brown brick; 2 store fronts, fixed windows and double doors with transom; brick piers with sandstone capitals support metal cornice; recessed centered entry with wrought iron "frieze;" 1/1 double-hung windows with continuous dentil sill and molding brick frame; corner and entrance "finials;" elaborate cornice with variety of molding brick cornices, recessed panels and decorative patterns.

John Veeder Building; 1815 W. Plaza; Italianate; 1880; 2 stories; rubble sandstone side and rear walls; fixed windows, double door and single door entrance, transoms; cast iron balcony; 1/1 double-hung windows with sandstone hood over round windows pointed on top; brick banded and with geometric designs (2nd); mixtilinear pressed metal cornice with brackets and urns.

Charles Ilfeld Building; 224 N. Plaza; Italianate; St. Register #140? 1882 first 1/3 (left), 1890 remaining 2/3 (right); Italianate; 3 stories finished ashlar sandstone walls (front), stone rubble (sides and rear); basement light wells with iron grills; fixed windows, some with molding lintel and transom, 2 single doors with transoms; chamfered, banded and incised dark brown sandstone piers, bracketed cornice; rusticated dark brown sandstone quoins at corners and division between 1st and 2nd stage; 1/1 double-hung windows paired with bracketed segmental hood with rosettes and continuous sill (2nd) or projecting stone sill with ears and bracketed "flat arch" hood with lions' heads; pressed metal cornice with brackets.

Louis Ilfeld Building; 220 N. Plaza; St. Register #538; W.F.C.; 1921; 1 story; sandstone foundation; brick (front & side), adobe (side), stone (side); small basement window with splayed sandstone lintel with keystones; 1/1 double-hung windows in Palladian group, continuous sill, dentil lintel and leaded transom; single door with arched leaded transom flanked by brick pilasters on continuous (window) sill and "supporting" entablature; facade steps back at windows, forward at entrance; stepping parapet with cap.

Dice Apartments; 210/18 N. Plaza; St. Register #265; N.M. Vernacular; ca. 1840, remodeled ca. 1870; 1 story; stucco over adobe; 5 pairs 1/1 double-hung windows; 5 single doors with transoms; pressed metal corner piers, transom piers and cornice.

Romero Block; 174/78 Bridge Street; Mission Style; 1919; 2 stories, brick walls; 4 store fronts (?); fixed windows with transoms, 4 single doors, 1 double door; 6/1 double-hung windows with continuous concrete sill (2nd); 2nd floor corner pavillions project slightly and have bracketed tile-covered hoods; stepping parapet.

Plaza Park; 1836 space defined; 1880 first trees and picket fence; ca. 1910 encircling and winding sidewalks, irregularly planted trees, Romantic Garden Style; 1983/4 refurbishing, new bandstand in Stick Style Revival. - NRHP, 14 August 1985

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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1846/08/14 Stephen W Kearny American Commander General Stephen Kearny announces from the roof of the Maes House-Dice Apartments (218 N Plaza), "I have come amongst you by orders of my government to take possession of your protectors"


Historic Plaza Hotel

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Particulars for Las Vegas Plaza:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Commerce
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Italianate
Architectural Style Late 19th and 20th century revivals
Owner Local
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government
Other Description Territorial Style
Area of Significance Transportation

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 16th December 1974

Registry Name: Las Vegas Plaza
Registry Address: Bounded by Valencia and Moreno Sts. and rear property line of building on Gonzales St. and Hot Springs Blvd.
Registry Number: 74001202
Resource Type: District
Theme Group: Las Vegas New Mexico MRA (AD)
Owner: Local
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Late 19th and 20th century revivals, Italianate, Other
Attribute: Territorial Style
Area in Acres: 2
Contributing Buildings: 22
Non-Contributing Buildings: 6
Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Additional documentation
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Commerce, Military, Transportation, Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1835
Historic Function: Commerce, Trade
Current Function: Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function:

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