Monday, May 21, 2007

5th Street School to become "Cultural Oasis"

Major renovations are about to get underway on the historic 5th Street School. It's one of our "few" registered historic buildings in Las Vegas.

money quote : “Much of the school will be restored to its original Spanish mission style design and when work is completed this will become a cultural center featuring performance areas and gallery space, classrooms and more,” said Mayor Pro Tem Reese who represents this area of Las Vegas.
The 70-year-old building was constructed by the federal government during the Depression Era at the same time as the Hoover Dam. The facility and its site, which is owned and being redeveloped by the Redevelopment Agency, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Plans are for this 28,900 square foot building to evolve as a “cultural oasis” in the heart of downtown Las Vegas with an assortment of local art organizations as tenants including:• Nevada School of the Arts, a non profit organization promoting music education• University of Nevada, Las Vegas Downtown Design Center, home to the UNLV College of Fine Arts and School of Architecture• Las Vegas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

the official city press release

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