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A Spectacle to Behold

A FEW MILES NORTH OF TAOS, a massive pair of thick-rimmed glasses peers out onto NM 150 near the driveway to the Bareiss Gallery. In 2002, Texas artist Steve Teeters constructed two sculptures of…

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Rawlins Building Returns to Glory

FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY Thomas Clayton remembers playing as a child in the massive boarding house his grandparents owned at 515 Railroad Avenue. It was built by British saloon owner William…

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A Tale of Two Buildings

LAS VEGAS IS ESSENTIALLY A TALE OF TWO TOWNS—Old and New, West and East—that separately incorporated in 1888 and 1903, respectively, and did not join as one municipality until 1970. Similarly, the…

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Take History 101 on Las Vegas Plaza

PLAZA HOTEL 1882 | 230 Plaza St. The three-story brick Italianate “Belle of the Southwest” cost $25,000 for a consortium of local partners to build. CHARLES ILFELD BUILDING 1882 and 1890 | 224 Plaza…

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Revival Las Vegas

WHEN LAWRENCE QUINTANA WAS A SENIOR at West Las Vegas High School, the class of 1977 was allowed to roam the nearby Las Vegas Plaza during lunch. But a sandwich—or even a bit of window shopping—could…

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