The City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection is located in the historic Las Vegas Building. It's collections engage visitors in the rich history of the Las Vegas and the region’s unique heritage.
The Las Vegas Municipal Building was constructed during 1939-40 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. As state agencies grew to comply with New Deal program requirements, the city needed more office space. It became apparent to civic leaders that Las Vegas required a new public building. In the spring of 1938, voters passed five bond issues. One was for $7,500 “for the construction of a public building to be occupied by the offices and departments of the City of Las Vegas.”