Aerial photograph of Las Vegas looking west, 1945


Aerial photograph of Las Vegas looking west, 1945
Aerial view of Las Vegas immediately following the close of World War II
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Information provided by Special Collections: "Las Vegas History, by Florence Lee Jones - April, 1969: This is an aerial view of the city of Las Vegas in the era immediately following the close of World War II. The street beginning at the upper right is Fremont, curving into Boulder Highway at the extreme lower left of the picture. The street beginning at upper left and extending thru the center of the picture is Charleston Boulevard. At upper left is the Huntridge Addition, to the left of Charleston Boulevard. This was developed by the McNeil Construction Company as Las Vegas expanded when the company was completing construction of the Basic Magnesium, Inc. plant at Henderson in 1941. The tower of the Huntridge Theatre, which was part of the overall project, can be seen just left of the Boulevard. The housing area in the center of the triangle formed by the two main streets is the Mayfair Addition, built by the late Earl Honrath as the first big housing project in the post Hoover Dam construction period. It was completed about 1940. A few motels had been built along Fremont, but the main business district still was centered between Main and Sixth Streets on Fremont, and between Stewart and Bridger Avenues. The Las Vegas High School can be seen in the center of the picture. In the right foreground was the Sunrise Addition on the right, with Las Vegas first 'Night Club Row' facing on Charleston. Here were located the Yucca Club, operated for many years by Paul Warner (now of Spring Mountain), the Black Cat, and others. Near the Intersection of Fremont and Charleston is the foundation of one of the luxury clubs, The Colony, which burned a short time after it opened. In the cluster of trees in the left foreground is the Green Shack, the oldest night club still operating in Las Vegas - and to the left of that is the ground where the Showboat Hotel now stands."
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