The “Historic Fifth Street School,” was built in 1936 and is one of the few remaining intact mission-style buildings of its era.
Formerly called the Las Vegas Grammar School, the complex is a cultural oasis in the midst of downtown Las Vegas’ office and legal corridors. The revitalized building is home to an assortment of local arts and architectural organizations. The primary tenants are the University of Nevada Las Vegas Fine Arts Program, including the Downtown Design Center for the School of Architecture; the Nevada School of the Arts (a music education organization); the American Institute of Architects; and the city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs.
Adjacent to the Fifth Street School complex is the Lewis Street Corridor and the “Poets Bridge,” which features selected local works of poetry embedded in the concrete. The Centennial Plaza, a gathering place on the corner of Lewis Ave. and Fourth St. contains, among other attractions, a replica of the Liberty Bell and a local historical time capsule.
The Historic Fifth Street School
401 S. Fourth St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101