Boulder City Historic District

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Boulder City Historic District
"Moving picture theater operated under permit at Boulder City, Nevada." - NARA - 293717.jpg
Boulder Theatre—a contributing property—in July 1932 (Scarface is playing)
Boulder City Historic District is located in Nevada
Boulder City Historic District
Boulder City Historic District is located in the US
Boulder City Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Nevada Hwy., Avenue L, Date, and 5th Sts., Boulder City, Nevada
Coordinates 35°58′40″N 114°50′3″W / 35.97778°N 114.83417°W / 35.97778; -114.83417Coordinates: 35°58′40″N 114°50′3″W / 35.97778°N 114.83417°W / 35.97778; -114.83417
Built 1931
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Spanish Colonial Revival, Bungalow/American Craftsman
NRHP Reference # 83001107
Added to NRHP August 19, 1983[1]

Boulder City Historic District, is Nevada’s largest listing on the National Register of Historic Places with 408 buildings.[2][3]


The town was designed and built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Six Companies to support the construction of Hoover Dam between 1931 and 1935. The chief planner was Saco Rienk DeBoer. The town center is unified by the consistent use of the Spanish Colonial Revival style of architecture.[4]


Boulder Dam Hotel, a contributing property in the Historic District
  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Rocha, Guy. "Myth #98: Largest historic district in the nation". Nevada State Library and Archives. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Woodward, James and Cindy Myers (1983). "Boulder City Historic District" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  4. ^ Nicoletta, Julie (2000). "Boulder City and Hoover Dam". Buildings of Nevada. Oxford University Press. pp. 234–235. ISBN 0-19-514139-3.