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A few local places we’d preserve with a sudden windfall

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Kiel Ranch is one place benefiting from the $1 million recently allocated to Southern Nevada preservation efforts via bond sales.
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Authenticity gets low billing in Las Vegas, but the $1 million recently allocated to Southern Nevada preservation efforts, via bond sales, is a small win for history’s sake. With adobe structures at Kiel Ranch and Floyd Lamb State Park benefitting from small grants, we considered a wildest-dreams scenario in which a sudden windfall of untold fortunes could be used for tending to these lesser-known historical sites and buildings:

Binion house Built in 1942, the home at 2040 West Bonanza is where Horseshoe Club owner Benny Binion raised his family. Prior to that, it was a dude ranch.

Victory Hotel This 1910 Mission Revival-style building at 307 South Main Street comes with a colorful past and is a relic from Las Vegas’ railroad days.

Biltmore Village This early 1940s neighborhood built to house military families is a fascinating little collection of cottages and ranch-style homes just off the Cultural Corridor.

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