Annual Historic Preservation Awards Honor Residents, Businesses And Organizations
The Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission today announced its annual award winners, honoring those who work to preserve history in our city.
This year’s Historic Preservation Award winners include:
- BUNNYFiSH Studios – A Dorothy Wright Bricks and Mortar Award winner in recognition of work on the renovation of the historic hay barn located at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, This innovative adaptive reuse of the 1946 building embodies the spirit of preservation and retention of historic integrity.
- Mark Hall Patton – Career Achievement Award winner in recognition of decades of work to preserve the historic resources of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada, including 14 years as administrator at the Clark County Museum.
- Lisa Messenger – Advocacy Award winner in recognition of years of researching the history of the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort and the publication of, “The Old Ranch: A Brief History of the Las Vegas Ranch After 1902.”
- Lynn Zook – Career Achievement Award winner in recognition of preservation of the history of Las Vegas online, through publications and the digitization of more than 100 videotaped oral histories with Las Vegas pioneers and leaders.
- Jason Anderson – Advocacy Award winner in recognition of work overseeing the maintenance and protection of the historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Anderson has ensured adherence to historic preservation guidelines and ordinances that serve to preserve the city’s oldest cemetery.
- The Neon Museum – A Dorothy Wright Bricks and Mortar Award winner in recognition of continued dedication to restoring iconic neon signs that represent the culture, artistry and history of Las Vegas. The Neon Museum Boneyard embodies the spirt of preservation and commemoration of the past.
The Historic Preservation Commission was established in 1991. Its goals include:
- providing protection for historically significant properties and archaeological sites that represent important aspects of the city’s heritage;
- enhancing the character of the community by taking such properties and sites into account during development; and
- assisting owners in the preservation and restoration of their properties.