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Historic West Las Vegas


Historic Westside

Westside School
Las Vegas Grammar School. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Nevada State Register of Historic Places, and City of Las Vegas Historic Property Register.

Harrison's Guest House
Harrison's Guest House. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Nevada State Register of Historic Places, and City of Las Vegas Historic Property Register.

Berkley Square Historic District
Berkley Square. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and City of Las Vegas Historic Property Register.

Moulin Rouge
Vacant Moulin Rouge parcel. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and City of Las Vegas Historic Property Register.

Jackson Street Commercial District
The historic Jackson Street.

1960 Las Vegas Civic Leaders and NAACP meeting
1960 Moulin Rouge Agreement. Meeting at the Moulin Rouge Hotel coffee shop to end segregation on the Las Vegas Strip: photographic print. Marie and James B. McMillan Photograph Collection (PH-00334). UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives.

James McMillan, Charles West, Sammy Davis, Jr.
Photograph of James McMillan, Charles West, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Monsignor Empey, circa 1962. Marie McMillan Collection. UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives.

The Historic West Las Vegas contains a portion of the original 1904 McWilliams' Las Vegas townsite.

In 1931, when the state of Nevada legalized gambling, the city became racially segregated and people of color were not allowed in casinos on Fremont Street or The Las Vegas Strip. Minorities were restricted to the west side of the railroad tracks. Despite the restrictions, many historical civil rights achievements took place on the Westside.

Honorary Residents:

William "Bob" Bailey (1927-2014)


Anna Bailey


Shirley Barber (1934-2018)


Rev. Dr. Marion Bennett (1933-2018)


Larry Bolden (1937-2000)


Hattie Canty (1933-2012)


Dr. John Crear (1925-2003)


Barbara Crear (1938-2005)


Ruby Duncan


Huedillard "H.P." Fitzgerald (1917-1994)


James Gay III (1916-1999)


Theron Goynes


Naomi Jackson Goynes


Judge Addeliar Dell Guy III (1923-1997)


J. David Hoggard (1914-2001)


Mabel Hoggard (1905-1989)


Lubertha Johnson (1906-1990)


Charles Kellar (1909-2002)


Sarann Knight-Preddy (1920-2014)


Dr. Esther Langston


Dr. James B. McMilan (1917-1999)


Daisy Miller


Det. Herman Moody


Sen. Joe Neal (1935-2020)


Dr. William Pearson (1919-2004)


Maggie Pearson (1919-2002)


Lou Richardson (1940-2019)


Vicki Richardson


Rev. Jesse Scott (1920-2010)


Dr. William W. Sullivan


Helen Toland


Rev. Jesse Scott (1920-2010)


Dr. Charles I. West (1908-1984)


Brenda Williams


Monroe Williams (1939-2012)


Woodrow Wilson (1915-1999)


Located in Historic West Las Vegas.