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UNLV Libraries -> Architecture Studies Library -> Collections -> Las Vegas Guides and Collections
-> Downtown Las Vegas (South of Fremont) -> Railroad Cottage Historic District

Railroad Cottage Historic District (1909-1911)
Builder: San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake RR
Address: 601-629 S. Casino Center Blvd.

These buildings were designed in the Bungalow/Craftsman style and served as residences for railroad workers in the early 1900s. Of the original 64 built, just 12 cottages remain standing. These cottages were built to help develop the city and to serve as an employee benefit. The cottages came in two models, a three bedroom, 912 sf model, and a two bedroom, 768 sf model. Most of the remaining cottages have been converted into businesses. In 2002, one cottage was moved to the Clark County Museum where it's being restored for public viewing. This district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

As of spring 2007 only one railroad cottage remains at the original address (#629). During the summer of 2006 several buildings were either moved to the Spring Preserves (or torn down) to make way for a new high rise.

Additional historical information on the Railroad Cottage District can be found at: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/early_las_vegas/cottages/cottages.html

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