SAVE MAUDE'S HALL! 1957 Maude Frazier Hall - the Building that Began UNLV. sign now


We the undersigned express our support and encourage civic, cultural and scholastic leaders to express their support for the successful preservation and restoration of Maude Frazier Hall on UNLV's campus.
Save Maude's Hall
The first classes at UNLV were held in Maude Frazier Hall on September 10, 1957. It is one of Midtowns most historic buildings. As the university focuses on the next 50 years, this building is slated for potential demolition within the coming year. Instead, we encourage rehabilitation of Maude Frazier Hall as a bridge representing the last 50 years of educational growth in Southern Nevada and as a gateway to the future of UNLV and Midtown redevelopment.
Architecture Worthy of National Recognition
Although the landscaping has suffered through the years and detracts from the building and an insensitive addition was later constructed, this Mid Century Modern structure still retains most of its original architecturally significant attributes and qualifies for National Register of Historic Places status.
The building made a statement when it was built with its low wide form creating an impressive presence against the broad empty 1957 desert landscape. At the center of the one story building is a massive floating wedge of wall that serves as a sign board on which original metal architectural lettering spelled University of Nevada (now replaced by less suitable contemporary UNLV lettering). To the right, a cantilevered horizontal overhang is supported by repeating pillars. The flat roof presents another signature element a horizontal mass juxtaposed with vertical ventilation elements.
Named for a Female Pioneer of Nevada
Frazier Hall is a testament to the individual for whom it is named, Maude Frazier. She was responsible for bringing educational facilities of Southern Nevada into the 20th and now 21st centuries. From her ground breaking efforts in the procurement of funds to build Las Vegas High School, to her equally impressive work persuading the State of Nevada to provide funds for a fledgling university, Maude Fraziers work is the foundation upon which a substantial portion of Southern Nevadas educational legacy is built. Maude Frazier was also a state assembly person and the first female Lieutenant Governor of Nevada. The edifices constructed to celebrate individuals are touchstones by which inspirational spirits may be remembered.
Save Maude's Hall
We, the undersigned, believe that historic architecture has an important place on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. Maude Frazier Hall is not only an historic building, it is a symbol of the heritage and genesis of the entire university system of Southern Nevada. Tens of Thousands of UNLV Alumni have passed through its hallowed walls beginning careers, families and lives. Rather then tear down the original building and affix Maudes name to a new irrelevant structure, Maude Frazier Hall should become part of the new Midtown Master Plan and saved for the enrichment of generations to come.

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