Berkley Square

Berkley Square was designed in 1949 by Paul Revere Williams and is named after Thomas L. Berkley, an African American attorney from Oakland, California.[2][4] The historic district contained 148 homes.[2][3] It was built in the African American West Las Vegas area of Las Vegas, Nevada.[3] The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[5] Terry and Jerry Holmes were born at 512 Byrnes Avenue in Berkley Square on March 3, 1951 to Canary and Clarence Holmes.

Berkley Square
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Several homes from the Berkley Square development.
Berkley Square is located in Nevada
Berkley Square
Berkley Square is located in the United States
Berkley Square
Locationbounded by Byrnes Ave., D St., Leonard Ave., and G St. Las Vegas, Nevada
Coordinates36°11′26.09″N 115°8′57.05″W / 36.1905806°N 115.1491806°W / 36.1905806; -115.1491806Coordinates: 36°11′26.09″N 115°8′57.05″W / 36.1905806°N 115.1491806°W / 36.1905806; -115.1491806
Built1954-1955[2][3]
ArchitectPaul Revere Williams[2][4]
Architectural styleContemporary ranch[2]
NRHP reference No.09000846[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 23, 2009[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Register of Historic Places listings: 10/26/09 - 10/30/09. Retrieved on 2010-01-08.
  2. ^ a b c d e Alan Choate (2009-11-24). "NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES: Another 'great step forward'". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  3. ^ a b c Dave Toplikar (2009-11-20). "Berkley Square neighborhood on National Historic Register". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  4. ^ a b Christine Kreyling (November 2006). "Fifty and Proud of It" (PDF). Planning Magazine. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-09-05. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  5. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.