Authenticity gets low billing in Las Vegas, but the $1 million recently allocated to Southern Nevada preservation efforts, via bond sales, is a small win for history’s sake. With adobe structures at Kiel Ranch and Floyd Lamb State Park benefitting from small grants, we considered a wildest-dreams scenario in which a sudden windfall of untold fortunes could be used for tending to these lesser-known historical sites and buildings:
Binion house Built in 1942, the home at 2040 West Bonanza is where Horseshoe Club owner Benny Binion raised his family. Prior to that, it was a dude ranch.
Victory Hotel This 1910 Mission Revival-style building at 307 South Main Street comes with a colorful past and is a relic from Las Vegas’ railroad days.
Biltmore Village This early 1940s neighborhood built to house military families is a fascinating little collection of cottages and ranch-style homes just off the Cultural Corridor.