Paradise Palms’ sleek lines and daring angles embody the postwar, boomtown optimism of a nascent Las Vegas. The mid-century modern neighborhood, near Desert Inn Road and the Boulevard Mall, just became the first to receive historic designation in Clark County. Community organizer Dan Stafford is thrilled, even though his home wasn’t among the first 200 in the official designation. His grandparents bought into Paradise Palms in the ’60s, and he’s excited to carry on the glamour of Old Vegas. With help from the Nevada Preservation Foundation, his community hopes to get all of its properties designated as historic. “We have potentially 1,000 neighbors and 1,000 friends here,” Stafford says, sipping a Bloody Mary at an open house. “It’s overwhelming, but it’s a wonderful overwhelming.”
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