The Green Shack

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Green Shack
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Sign for the Green Shack
The Green Shack is located in Nevada
The Green Shack
The Green Shack is located in the United States
The Green Shack
Location2504 E. Fremont, Las Vegas, Nevada
Coordinates36°9′28″N 115°6′53″W / 36.15778°N 115.11472°W / 36.15778; -115.11472Coordinates: 36°9′28″N 115°6′53″W / 36.15778°N 115.11472°W / 36.15778; -115.11472
Arealess than one acre
Architectural styleLate 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, barracks construction
NRHP reference No.94000552[1]
Added to NRHPJune 03, 1994

The Green Shack was a restaurant located on Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada that is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. It was opened by Mattie Jones and was famous for its fried chicken.[2][3]


Opened in 1929[4] and known as the Colorado when it opened on Christmas Eve 1929,[5] the Green Shack had previously been the Swanky Club. With the addition of an old Union Pacific Railroad barracks for expansion, it was renamed Green Shack in 1932.[6] The green paint on the addition was the source of the new name.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 3, 1994.

The Green Shack closed in May 1999 by Jim and Barbara McCormick who were the owners,[6] and was demolished several years later. When it closed, the Green Shack was the oldest restaurant in Las Vegas.[6]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Roadside Eateries Vegas". Retrieved 2009-03-24.
  3. ^ Baird, Kirk (2005-05-02). "Las Vegas Centennial: LV: 100 years, 21 sites". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 24 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Green Shack". City of Las Vegas. 2007. Retrieved 2009-03-24.
  5. ^ "Green Shack liquor license up for sale". Las Vegas Sun. 1999-07-27. Retrieved 24 March 2009.
  6. ^ a b c Kiraly, Andrew (2005-03-03). "The shaky Shack". Las Vegas Mercury. Retrieved 24 March 2009.