El Cortez named National Historic Site

Posted: Mar. 6th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
El Cortez
K.M. Cannon/LV Review Journal

After being open for 72 years the beloved icon El Cortez is finally being recognized as a national Historic site. El Cortez is being added on to a fine list of historic sites such include the Boulder Dam Hotel in Boulder City and the Fifth Street School and also the site of the former Moulin Rouge in Las Vegas.

Gambling and boozing in downtown Las Vegas is history.

The National Register of Historic Places recently listed the El Cortez, a Fremont Street property with a facade largely unchanged since opening day in 1941.

"We are pleased that such a beloved and well-tended icon has been given this national recognition," said Rebecca Palmer, acting Nevada state historic preservation officer, in announcing the listing.

There are 50 Clark County places on the registry, according to the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. The list includes the Boulder Dam Hotel in Boulder City and the Fifth Street School and the site of the former Moulin Rouge in Las Vegas.

Read More on lvrj.com
You might like : Things to do in Las Vegas

Best Things To Do >

In a city that offers a wide array of things to see and do, deciding where to start can sometimes prove to be a challenge. View All Things To Do in Las Vegas >

The Best Restaurants >

Here, you will find only the finest restaurants, each which has been carefully selected based on its cuisine, ambiance, location, chef, awards and reviews. View All Las Vegas Restaurants >

The Best Nightlife >

From multi-level dance clubs and celebrity hotspots to popular watering holes and jazz clubs, experience the local nightlife scene at its finest with our list of top recommendations. View All Las Vegas Nightlife >

The Best Art & Culture >

Before your next luxury trip to the city, be sure to check out some of our favorite local landmarks, cultural attractions, and diverse blend of museums and art galleries. View All Las Vegas Culture >

Best Designer Shops >

From the best shopping districts, department stores, and local boutiques, you're sure to find the shopping destination that best suits your needs. View All Las Vegas Shops >

Best Luxury Services >

As a luxury lifestyle enthusiast, we understand that when it comes to service, only the best will do. View All Las Vegas Luxury Services >

JustLuxe.com Luxury NEWS >