Bridge Street Historic District

Las Vegas, New Mexico

SFT photo

Photo by Michael E. Pitel

Walking tour of Bridge Street includes the Anacito Baca Bldg., the Stern & Nahm Bldg., Winternitz Block , E. Romero Hose & Fire Co., 1st National Bank of Las Vegas, and Courtroom Bldg. In 1846, General Stephen W. Kearny's Army of the West camped on the hill to the E where New Mexico Highlands University campus now stands.

With the arrival of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad in 1879, downtown Las Vegas became more prosperous and new building materials arrived by rail. Hence, the use of red brick was introduced.