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Houssels House

Houssels House

The 1930s Houssels House is UNLV's oldest building, but it wasn't placed on campus until 1983. See photos of the historic home's move from downtown to campus.

UNLV History | Nov 3, 2010
  • Houssels House, named for casino executive J. Kell Houssels, was originally built in downtown Las Vegas.The Houssels family donated the home, along with $20,000 to cover the expenses of moving the home to the UNLV campus.
  • The Houssels family donated the home, along with $20,000 to cover the expenses of moving the home to the UNLV campus.
  • The Houssels' house was moved from 1012 S. 6th St. to the UNLV campus on Sunday, May 15, 1983.
  • The Houssels' house was moved from 1012 S. 6th St. to the UNLV campus on Sunday, May 15, 1983.
  • The Houssels' house was moved from 1012 S. 6th St. to the UNLV campus on Sunday, May 15, 1983.
  • The Houssels' house was moved from 1012 S. 6th St. to the UNLV campus on Sunday, May 15, 1983.
  • Just days after Houssels House was moved to campus, an arsonist's fire destroyed the roof.
  • Today, Houssels House is the home of the Multicultural Center/Centro Multiculturál, which offers student groups a place to gather.

The 1930s Houssels House is UNLV's oldest building, but it wasn't placed on campus until 1983. See photos of the historic home's move from downtown to campus.