The private Diamond Street Compound residences enjoy a half acre of land & is discreetly hidden behind gates on a side-street, a few blocks from the Plaza. If you know what you're looking for--beautifully decorated sculptures that act as gates--you'll know when you pass by. Built in the mid 1920's, the three rock houses sit amongst gardens, greenspaces & incredible sculptures across the property. The rock walls are approximately 18" thick & are comprised of random-sized uncut boulders & stones with plaster interiors. You can see the gates & stone houses below.

A daytrip to Las Vegas New Mexico takes two hours; one very scenic route to the town is Route 3 up past the Villa Nueva State Park...

Las Vegas is home to over 900 places on the National Register of Historic Places. The private Diamond Street Compound was hosting a tour that weekend called  Places with a Past: Rejuvenation of Las Vegas Historic Homes & Buildings Tour. The retrofitted & reimagined McCaffrey Trolley Building, now the Media Arts & Technology Department at NM Highlands University (NMHU), was another great find on the historic tour...
 was also on the tour...