Railroad Avenue Historic District

U.S. 85, Las Vegas, New Mexico

Photos 

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Depot

Perspective view from the east

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Description 

The Rawlins Building was constructed in 1899, and is representative of the large, often Italianate in appearance, commercial structures built in Las Vegas as a result of the railroad. These buildings were generally two or three stories in height, with a centrally-located entrance and display windows. Materials used in the construction of such buildings included stone and brick masonry; ornamental components were crafted of pressed metal. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS NM-209)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 6, 1979
Reference number
79001551
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival; Other architectural type; Railroad Commercial
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1879
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 22
Non-contributing buildings: 9

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2020: New photo from Bill Eichelberger

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