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District Two — El Distrito de Las Escuelas: This triangular-shaped historic district is named for early Jesuit and Catholic schools formerly located within and adjacent to it.

Within this district are some of the oldest structures in Las Vegas. South Pacific Street was the route that wagons of the Santa Fe Trail used to exit Las Vegas on the final leg of the journey to Santa Fe. It’s not difficult to imagine this street as it appeared 150 years ago: a long string of one-room-width adobe houses with portales (porches) and people busily selling milk, cheese, and local produce to wagons as they passed.

Click on shaded areas on the map below which indicate the boundaries of each of the historic districts.

THE LAS VEGAS, NM, HISTORIC DISTRICTS

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