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5th Street School (Las Vegas Grammar School) Renovation

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401 S. Fourth St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Alternate Name(s):
  • Las Vegas Grammar School (Fifth Street School)
  • Fifth Street School (Las Vegas Grammar School)
Purpose(s): Renovation
Opened: 2008
Completed: 2008
Theme: Mission style -- restore the Las Vegas Grammar School of 1936
Style: Spanish Mission Style
Cost: $9 M
Owners: City of Las Vegas, Redevelopment Agency
Contractors: Richardson Construction
URL (bibliographic):
Description: Multi-Purpose Gymnasium (300 people)
Gallery Space (90 people)
Conference Room (40 people)
Outdoor Courtyard
16,000 sq. ft. Centennial Plaza
Contains the new "Downtown Design Center" which has activities that focus on design education, interdisciplinary research, creative work, and service to communities in Las Vegas.
Award(s) Won:
Extra Note: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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"Nevada Best of 2008: 5th Street School Rehabilitation." Southwest Contractor. December 2008: 70.

"Proposals sought for former school." Las Vegas Sun. 22 September 2005. [Online]. Available: Accessed Feb 22, 2007.

Schwartz, David. Historic school getting new life as work of art. Las Vegas Revie Journal. 6 January 2006. (last accessed February 20, 2007)

Sebelius, Steve. "Students dream of a new downtown." Las Vegas Sun. 04 February 1997. [Online]. Available: Accessed Feb 22, 2007.

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"Preservation Update fifth street school" Historical Connection Spring 2008 LVA KGA 75
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