Work began on the house at 901 Ogden Street in 1930, and was completed 10 years later by Frank Wait, a one-time prospector, city marshal, undersheriff, security guard and police chief.  He and his wife spent many years searching for colorful stones, semi precious gems, petroglyphs and petrified wood with which to decorate the house.  It is a unique structure and superb example of vernacular architecture, and has been well-preserved by subsequent owners.

The Frank Wait House is listed on the city of Las Vegas Historic Property Register.

Frank Wait House Statement of Significance

Contact Information

Building and Safety Department
Development Services Center
333 N. Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89106 (Map)
Phone: (702) 229-6251

Business Hours: Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 to 5:30 p.m., CLOSED Friday.

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