Las Vegas, New Mexico city officials are contemplating an upgrade project for the city’s historic Old City Hall Building.
Located at the corner of Sixth Street and University Avenue in downtown Las Vegas, the building is in need of a new roof, with plans in the works for the demolition of an existing rear addition.
The city wants to contract out with Atkin Olshin Shade Architects, which has offices in Santa Fe, to do an assessment that, according to city documents, is expected to cost just under $60,000, with $21,500 of that amount coming from a Certified Local Government grant.
Such grants are administered by the National Park Service and designed to help local communities maintain historic structures.
Originally constructed in the mid-1890s, the structure for decades housed all of Las Vegas’ public administrative offices until a new City Hall nearly a century later was opened at 1700 N. Grand Avenue, one mile to the north.
Like many of the stone and brick public and commercial structures in Las Vegas, the Old City Hall is known for its unique architectural details. Designed by the Denver firm of Kirchner and Kirchner, the building is regarded as a splendid example of Italianate Romanesque design.
By Garry Boulard
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