High School Historic District Walking Tour, Las Vegas

While exploring Downtown Las Vegas you will eventually find yourself in the High School Historic District which boasts some of the oldest buildings in the city, built between the late 1920’s and the late 1930’s. Most of them are to be found in the locally named “Lawyer’s Row” and were once the most coveted residences in the valley before being turned into law offices. The High School is now an academy for performing arts, but when it was built, it was the first school in Las Vegas. At that time it was to be found in the suburbs, but as the city spread it became part of the Downtown area. The Academy was built in 1930 and the buildings are fine examples of Art Deco architecture. Since the early 1990’s the buildings have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Not far from here the Downtown area is popular with street artists and you will find some of the city’s best examples of large-scale graffiti created by well-known street artists. There are around eight huge murals depicting animals, portraits and abstracts. While in some districts of Las Vegas, the city council wages a never ending war against graffiti, these murals have become part of the scenery and are truly magnificent.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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High School Historic District Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: High School Historic District Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » Las Vegas
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: Dee

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