John S. Park Historic District

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John S. Park Historic Park
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Location Roughly bounded by Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas Blvd., Franklin Ave., and S. Ninth St., Las Vegas, Nevada
Built 1931
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Modern Movement
NRHP Reference # 03000412[1]
Added to NRHP May 16, 2003

John S. Park Historic District, composed of the Park Place Addition and Vega Verde subdivisions, is in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. The historic district is named for John S. Park who arrived in Las Vegas in 1907. It was listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1][2]

The neighborhood was named by the American Planning Association as one of the 10 best neighborhood in the United States for 2010.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

The city listed the The John S. Park Historic District which is bounded by Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas Boulevard, Franklin Avenue, and South Ninth Street, and 5th Place[5] on its historic register on March 19, 2003.[6]

History[edit]

The John S. Park Neighborhood Association was formed in 1995. When local casino owner Bob Stupak announced plans to build a replica of the Titanic in the area, homeowners were inspired to work to preserve their neighborhood from commercial development.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to the John S. Park Online Museum!". Archived from the original on 2008-06-21. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Great Places in America". American Planning Association. October 13, 2010. Retrieved October 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Downtown Las Vegas Neighborhood Named in Top 10 Best". KLAS-TV. October 13, 2010. 
  5. ^ "The John S. Park Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  6. ^ "JOHN S. PARK NEIGHBORHOOD HISTORIC DISTRICT DESIGN GUIDELINES" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  7. ^ Kyser, Heidi (March 2011). "The little 'hood that could". Desert Companion. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 

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