Las Vegas Street Signs

Learn more about Las Vegas' history through our series on street signs!
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four different street signs on top of each other
#StreetSignSaturday - Did you know the street names in the Curtis Park Manor subdivision were named for the developer's family? Reiter was the maiden name of Al Swartz's wife, Doris Reiter Swartz, Eugene was his nephew, Auborn was a family name, and Stacey was his niece. The more you know! Credit: Asphalt Memories RE/MAX Advantage
two green street signs on top of a metal pole with trees in the back ground
#StreetSignSaturday - Did you know Sawyer Ave was named for Grant Sawyer, the Governor of Nevada from 1959 to 1966? The more you know! Credit: Asphalt Memories RE/MAX Advantage
the street sign for w bartett ave is clearly visible in front of some trees
#StreetSignSaturday - Did you know Bartlett Ave was named for the Bartlett Brothers, Robert and Byron, who had Bartlett Brothers Hardware on Fremont Street in 1951? Bartlett Brothers was the successor to Ullom Hardware, which was founded in Las Vegas in 1902. The more you know! Credit: Asphalt Memories RE/MAX Advantage
two green street signs on top of a metal pole with palm trees in the background
#StreetSignSaturday - Did you know Balzar Ave was named for Fred Balzar, past Governor of Nevada from 1927-1934? Balzar signed into law two bills that changed the course of Nevada history. One legalized gambling in Nevada, and another set a 6 week residency requirement for divorces in Nevada, creating the divorce business in the state. Divorces in the 1930s were often called the Nevada Cure. The more you know! Credit: Asphalt Memories RE/MAX Advantage
two street signs on top of a stop sign in front of a cloudy blue sky
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#StreetSignSaturday - Did you know Arby Ave was named by Arby Alper who lived on the street? He and his family moved to the Vegas valley in the 1950s and operated the Desert Isle and Bagdad motels on the strip. He also founded and built Sky Harbor Airport, today's Henderson Executive Airport. The more you know! RE/MAX Advantage
two green and white street signs on top of a stop sign with trees in the background
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#StreetSignSaturday - Did you know Spencer St was (possibly) named for Spencer Butterfield, manager and director of the Bank of Nevada, and a very active local civc leader? Spencer got his name form his mother's maiden name. The more you know! RE/MAX Advantage
a green street sign hanging from a traffic light
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#StreetSignSaturday - Easy one this weekend! Have you guessed that Washington Ave is named for George Washington? RE/MAX Advantage
the street sign is clearly visible for all to see
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#StreetSignSaturday - Did you know that Gilmore Ave was named for Rev. Gilmore of the Bethel Baptist Church in North Las Vegas? The more you know! RE/MAX Advantage
two street signs on top of a stop sign
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#StreetSignSaturday - Did you know Washburn Ave was named for Smiley Washburn, a cowboy comedian who had a small ranch in the area? He was noted for appearing in promotional photographs of Las Vegas. The more you know! RE/MAX Advantage
a stop sign with two street signs on top of it in the middle of nowhere
#StreetSignSaturday - Did you know Ford Ave was named by Paul Gentile for the #Ford #Torino automobile? Gentile was the draftsman for Clark County, and named a number of streets in the valley.
a traffic light with a street sign hanging from it's side on a pole
#StreetSignSaturday - Did you know Blue Diamond Rd was named for the town of Blue Diamond, which was originally known as Cottonwood? It was renamed for the nearby gypsum plant owned by the Blue Diamond Company when a post office was opened in 1942. The Bl
two street signs on top of a stoplight and one sign that says regata dr
#StreetSignSaturday - Did you know Regatta Drive was named by the developers of Desert Shores to be in keeping with the nautical theme of the development? The more you know!
a green street sign hanging from the side of a traffic light next to a blue sky
#StreetSignSaturday - Did you know Gowan Road was named for Frank and Olga Gowan, large landowners in the valley in the 1950s? The more you know! ⠀
the street sign for craig rd is hanging from a metal pole with wires
#StreetSignSaturday - Did you know Craig Road was named for Lois Craig, the first employee of the Las Vegas office of the Pioneer Title Company of San Bernardino? She was also prominent in the Humane Society, and owned a large parcel of land in North Las
a traffic light that is red and green with an ann street sign hanging from it's side
#StreetSignSaturday - Did you know Ann Road was originally named Northgate Road in 1954? This was renamed Ann Road in 1956 for Ann Buckingham, a Nye County Deputy Sheriff stationed at Mercury, NV. She was a German war bride whose husband, Don Buckingham,