The Las Vegas Valley Water District awarded the contract for the Las Vegas Springs Preserve Historic Railroad Cottages Restoration to Pace Contracting on September 4, 2012.
The railroad cottages were built between 1909 and 1911 by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad for its mid-level workers. These buildings were designed in the Bungalow/Craftsman style and served as residences for railroad workers in the early 1900s. Sixty-four units were completed on four square blocks. The railroad cottage units made up the oldest track community in Las Vegas and it was one of the first track communities in the nation. This district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. Today, only 13 of the small, bungalow style concrete block houses remain. Four of these remaining cottages are currently located on temporary foundations at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.
Pace Contracting is proud to have been selected to renovate these historic cottages that are an amazing example of the great history of Las Vegas and Nevada. Pace will be relocating the buildings to new permanent foundations, completing historic preservation and renovation of the four cottages to provide an authentic exhibit of the history they represent, constructing roadways, utility improvements, landscaping, and other site improvements to provide a complete visitors experience at the LVSP. The work will be completed within the guidelines for preservation and restoration set forth by the National Register for Historic Places and is targeting a LEED Silver Certification.