#87 Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation (LVCCHP)
Preserving the Past. Committed to the Future.
If you’re a history buff, old architecture aficionado or just a lover for keeping things the way they are, then you’ll appreciate what the LVCCHP does for the City of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Started in 1977, the LVCCHP’s mission is to preserve, protect and promote the historic, cultural and architectural heritage of greater Las Vegas through education and advocacy. It has nominated close to 1,000 buildings for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. It conducts tours like “Places with a Past” a historic home and building tour, and the Garden and Holiday Home tours. LVCCHP also puts on (in cooperation with historic Fort Union) a series of lectures called “Glimpses of the Past,” and spearheads (with other non-profits) during the first week of August “Heritage Week.” And just recently, the Committee became a Santa Fe Interpretive Center for the National Scenic Byway program. Las Vegas, New Mexico, a city that not only preserves the past, it cherishes it.
For more information on Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation, go to: www.lvcchp.org.
Background photo: Tamme Duncan Opera House. (Corner of 6th and Douglas) Present location of Community 1st Bank. 1950.
Photo courtesy: CCHP