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Plaza Hotel on the Las Vegas Plaza

Plaza Hotel on the Las Vegas Plaza

Las Vegas' Plaza Hotel is the grandest building in this part of New Mexico. Its size and elaborate decoration attest to the importance of the town in its heyday as key point on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. It was built in 1882 and still operates as a hotel.

Las Vegas, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 10, 2014
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Las Vegas Plaza and Bridge Street

Las Vegas Plaza and Bridge Street

Bridge Street starts at the downhill edge of the old Spanish plaza and runs down to the creek and into the newer section of town.

Las Vegas, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 10, 2014
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Romero Hose & Fire Co on Bridge Street in Las Vegas

Romero Hose & Fire Co on Bridge Street in Las Vegas

In the nineteenth century private and volunteer fire brigades were a notable part of every American city. The substantial buildings were usually a focus of civic pride and have often been preserved. The E. Romero Hose & Fire Co was active from 1882 to 1909, when fire engines were drawn by horses.

Las Vegas, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 10, 2014
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Maloof Hall Building on Bridge Street in Las Vegas

Maloof Hall Building on Bridge Street in Las Vegas

There are many interesting buildings and businesses along Bridge Street in the old section Las Vegas. Maloof Hall, now occupied by El Rialto Restaurant, was built in 1921 to replace a carriage factory.

Las Vegas, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 10, 2014
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Bridge over Gallinas Creek in Las Vegas

Bridge over Gallinas Creek in Las Vegas

Gallinas Creek separates the original Spanish-era settlement around the plaza from the newer American town spreading from the railroad station. The two have long since grown together, linked by Bridge Street.

Las Vegas, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 10, 2014
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New Mexico Highlands University Campus in Las Vegas

New Mexico Highlands University Campus in Las Vegas

New Mexico Highlands University has an attractive campus right in the middle of the town of Las Vegas.

Las Vegas, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 10, 2014
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Las Vegas Carnegie Public Library

Las Vegas Carnegie Public Library

Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie built libraries for communities around the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They were usually substantial and attractive buildings, and many survive in varying roles today. This fine domed structure in Las Vegas, built in 1903, is still the public library.

Las Vegas, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 10, 2014
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Masonic Hall in Las Vegas

Masonic Hall in Las Vegas

A fine red sandstone building a block from the railroad station, the Masonic Hall in Las Vegas is one of 900 designated historic structures in this small city.

Las Vegas, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 10, 2014
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Railroad roundhouse in Las Vegas

Railroad roundhouse in Las Vegas

Las Vegas was an important railroad support point on the Santa Fe Railroad. From here trains ran through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and over Glorietta Pass to Santa Fe. This roundhouse, the largest I have photographed, could hold 32 locomotives.

Las Vegas, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 10, 2014
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