A Hugh Taylor Meet-and-Greet

09/12/2020 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM PT




  • Free


Virtual Event
[No City], NV 89106
United States of America


Nevada Preservation has been the steward of the Hugh Taylor Archive since 2014 and every year our executive director has given a talk on Hugh, his work, and our progress on documenting his archive. This year, join our new architectural historian, Mariana Ruiz, for a virtual talk on the final phases of bringing Hugh's life and work to the public. You'll preview the new website with public access to the archive along with interactive exhibits, 3D walkthroughs of select Desert Inn Estate homes (demolished in 2001), and you can even listen to Hugh's oral history in his own words. This talk is the culmination of five years of work on the part of Nevada Preservation to document this almost forgotten mid-century architecture master.

We would like to thank the Las Vegas Centennial Commission for their support of the Hugh Taylor Archive. If you live in Nevada, purchase the Las Vegas Centennial license plate for all of your cars and know that these funds support historic preservation in the City of Las Vegas.







To keep our staff, patrons, and volunteers safe, outdoor tours, including check-in proceedings have been adapted for COVID 19.

HEALTH AND SAFETY CHECK IN: · Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your tour o Upon arrival, your friendly check in host will ask you a brief series of health questions. At this time the host will also take your temperature using a touchless thermometer.

If you are sick, please do not attend.

MANDATORY MASKS: · Masks are required throughout the duration of the program. Please bring your own mask. NPF will have a limited supply of back-up masks

STAYING APART TOGETHER · Please practice sensible social distancing, keeping a healthy distance between you and other tour guests. Tour groups size has been reduced accordingly

STAY HYDRATED: · Please plan to bring your own water. NPF will have a limited supply of back-up water.

KIND COOPERATION AND PATIENCE IS REQUIRED: · Distancing and safety measures require added preparation, time, and attention. · Our volunteer guides and hosts have been instructed to strictly enforce all safety and health protocols. · Thank you for your support and cooperation!

Nevada Preservation Foundation is committed to the preservation of Nevada’s historic residential

architecture amd works with local neighborhoods to obtain historic designations. Proceeds from this tour

as well as other Home + History events help to fund our mission throughout the year.



  • Attendees must be 14 years old or older.

  • This event involves significant walking. Please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared  to walk!

  • This event will take place rain or shine. Please check the weather for appropriate dress.


  • This tour meets and departs from the intersection of 10th and Fremont.

  • Metered parking is also available throughout the area.


  • For any accessibility-related questions and/or needs please call us 855-968-3973 x 705 or email Rosie@nevadapreservation.org. We  will do our best to accommodate our guests.


  • Masks are required.  This policy is strictly enforced.
    • All Home + History events take place rain or shine! Please check the weather for appropriate dress.
    • Registrants must be at least 14 years of age 
    • Minors must purchase a ticket, and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    • For any accessibility-related questions and/or needs please call us at 855-968-3973 x705 or email us at Rosie@nevadapreservation.org. We will do our best to accommodate our guests.
    • The Historic Westside School is wheelchair accessible.
    • Parking is located behind the Historic Westside School. The lot entrance is located on the north side of the campus and is accessed just south of the intersection of Jefferson and C Streets.
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