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Photograph of the Hotel Las Vegas (Las Vegas), 1905
Photograph of the Hotel Las Vegas (Las Vegas), 1905
TitlePhotograph of the Hotel Las Vegas (Las Vegas), 1905
Individual CreatorGillette, Eddy
DescriptionThe Hotel Las Vegas was the first hotel in Las Vegas, a tent set up for people who came to participate in the land auction. Managed by Pop Squires." Transcribed from back of photo: "Hotel Las Vegas 1905. Hotel Las Vegas, built by Las Vegas Trading Co. in 1905 was located on North Main Street between Stewart and the creek across from Woodards Down Town Camp on grounds later occupied by Elwells Ware House. All canvas and lumber used in building was cut to size and holes bored in Los Angeles, ready to be bolted together on arrival in Las Vegas. Hotel had 20 rooms. Floor space was 40 x 130 ft. Kitchen and Dining Room are seen next door to Hotel on the right. This Hotel was managed by Chas. P. Squires. Photo by Eddie Gillette, 1905." Transcribed from Special Collections sheet: "Selling of L.V. First L.V. Hotel pic cap. First Las Vegas Hotel -- The Hotel Las Vegas was made ready for the first buyers of real estate at the 1905 auction when the Las Vegas Trading Co., managed by Charles (Pop) Squires, opened the registry. All canvas and lumber used in building was cut to size and holes bored in Los Angeles, a prefab forerunner. Hotel Las Vegas boasted 20 rooms and was regarded as the top 'night spot' of its day."
SourceImage ID: 0003:0002
Original CollectionDoris Hancock Collection
Original Date1903; 1904; 1905; 1906; 1907
Site Name (standardized)Hotel Las Vegas
Site Street Address1 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV
Type of Site (AAT)hotels (public accommodations)
Graphic Elements (TGM)Tents
Deserts
Men
Flags
Utility poles
DC TypeStill Image
Genre (TGM)Pictures
Photographs
Photographic prints
Languageeng
RightsThis material may be protected by copyright. Personal, including educational and academic, use of this material is without restriction but acknowledgement of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries is requested whether the use is oral, web or in print. Commercial use of any portion of this material requires permission from the University Libraries. For further information please contact Digital Collections: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/contact
Digital PublisherUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries
Digital CollectionDreaming the Skyline: Resort Architecture and the New Urban Space
Digital IDsky000021
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