Saturday, January 8, 2011


After finding out Clark County doesn't have a historic preservation program I was unsure of what step to take next. Fortunately, I found this:

"The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office will hold a public meeting at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas in Lorenzi Park on West Washington Avenue near Rancho Drive on Wednesday January 12, 2011 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The state agency wants to know what kinds of archaeological sites, historic buildings and other cultural resources the public would like to see preserved for the future.  Information received in public meetings across the state and through on-line surveys will guide the agency in setting priorities for funding projects that identify and record these resources, recognize them through listing on the National Register of Historic Places and provide funding for rehabilitation and interpretation.  The priorities identified by the public, historic preservation organizations and agencies will serve as the basis for the new comprehensive historic preservation plan for the state of Nevada. "

This is a great opportunity for us to be recognized as the historic neighborhood we are. If recognized it will make it easier for us to get funding for neighborhood beautification projects, block parties(yes, the county will give us money to have a block party), and other events.

Please take the time to let your voice be heard.  The historic preservation office only asks for public feedback every 8 years, so now is the time to speak up. If we don't say something now we wont get another chance till 2019.
If you are unable to attend you can reply with a letter that we are willing to present in your absence or you can write to the historic preservation office directly at

Thank you, really hope to see you there.


  1. Paradise Palms is still a lovely area. Some of the homes are as gorgeous as they were in the old days. I think you should look at who owned the homes in this area, and present this to the people who would put up hi rise condos or whatever ~ Phyllis Diller, Joe Louis, Engelbert Humperdinck, Bobby Darin, Patty Duke, Johnny Carson, Sandler and Young, to name just a few all lived around the area of Cayuga Pkway and Aztec and Pawnee.

  2. Kathy,Do you have the addresses of these people? I know where Bobby Darin, Johnny Carson, and Phyllis Diller lived, but have not been able to find the rest.

  3. Joe Louis lived on Cayuga Parkway, the house with the brass doors, Engelbert I believe lived in the big house to the left of this one, Sandler & Young were singers from Canada who appeared on the Ed Sullivan show, lived on Aztec Way 1549....