Hugh E. Taylor: Las Vegas's Midcentury Master

04/30/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT




  • Free


UNLV School of Architecture Library
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89154
United States
Room Number: located on Tropicana Blvd. and Brussels


Sunday, 11:00am - 12:00pm


Hugh E. Taylor came to Las Vegas at the age of 25 to design the Desert Inn Casino for Wilbur Clark. With that project under his belt, he decided that Las Vegas was the place for him and his family. This relatively unknown Midcentury architect went on to spend the rest of his life in Las Vegas raising his children and designing almost 1,000 residential and commercial projects in the Las Vegas Valley and a few in the Los Angeles area. The true impact of Mr. Taylor's legacy is just now becoming known. Attend this free talk on the life and designs of Hugh E. Taylor given by Nevada Preservation executive director Heidi Swank. this in-depth look at Mr. Taylor's life will be presented at the University of Las Vegas' School of Architecture Library. While it is an excellent event on its own, it also makes a nice primer for the Vintage Vegas Home Tour that immediately follows. Dr. Swank that will talk about Mr. Taylor's life before and after the move to Las Vegas as well as the impact that Nevada Preservation's documentation of his archive has made on understanding Las Vegas' architectural past. See some of Mr. Taylor's designs and who knows? You might even get to meet some of the Taylor family!


  • This event is free and family-friendly, but registration for all attendees is required.


  • This event will take place rain or shine.


  • Please park in Lot F, located on the northwest corner of Maryland Pkwy. and Tropicana Ave. Parking lot is accessed via Brussels St. 


  • For any accessibility-related questions and/or needs please call us at 855-968-3973 x 702 or email us at We will do our best to accommodate our guests.


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