Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Black History Month

 Honoring Black History Month

Photo from vintagelasvegas.com

For the upcoming Black History month in February, check out some local events at the Neon Museum, Springs Preserve, and elsewhere.

In the world of architecture, we celebrate the past and present with works by Paul Revere Williams. 

According to the Nevada Museum of Art website, Mr. Williams was the first licensed African American architect to work in the western region of the United States, designing buildings in the 1920's through the 1970's. His work in Nevada spans from the 1930's through the 1970's.

Locally, we can appreciate the Guardian Angel Cathedral and the lobby of the La Concha motel that is now the Neon Museum entrance.

Explore more of Paul Revere Williams work via the Janna Ireland photography exhibit at the museum website or at VintageLasVegas.com

Be sure to sign up for the Architectural Legacy of Paul R. Williams on February 22, 6pm - hosted by AIA Las Vegas.

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