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Las Vegas Signs (page 3)

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Hacienda Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
Normandie Motel
Las Vegas, NV
This Hacienda Hotel in Las Vegas opened in 1956. The sign was built by YESCO and installed in 1967. The hotel operated from 1956-1996. It was imploded in 1999. The sign was restored by The Neon Museum and installed on Las Vegas Blvd. next to the Fremont Experience in 1996. There were two other Hacienda Hotels that had these signs: in Bakersfield and Fresno, CA. The sign in Fresno is still on display. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Normandie Motel was built in 1937. There was a different sign there originally. This sign was designed by Betty Willis and is probably from the 1950s. The motel was demolished in the early 2000s. The sign was restored by The Neon Museum and has been displayed on Las Vegas Blvd. since 2012. For more, see this website. [map]

Landmark Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
The Landmark Hotel was built in 1969. It closed in 1990 and was demolished in 1995 for convention center parking. This sign was restored by The Neon Museum. Around 2009, the sign was installed on Paradise Road on the site of the former hotel. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Lucky Cuss Motel
Las Vegas, NV
2006: 2014:
The Lucky Cuss Motel was built as the Panorama Motel in the 1950s. At some point, the sign was adapted for the Lucky Cuss Motel. Around 2008, the sign was removed for safety reasons. In 2012, the sign was restored by The Neon Museum and installed on Las Vegas Blvd. Around 2020, the sign was removed for road construction. It is currently in storage. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

5th Street Liquor
Las Vegas, NV
The 5th Street Liquor Store was built by YESCO around 1946. It is believed to be the first animated sign in Las Vegas. The store closed in 1988. The sign was restored by The Neon Museum and installed at Neonopolis in 2002. Around 2009, this sign was moved to a location near Casino Center and Garces Street as part of the Las Vegas Signs Project. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Amall
Las Vegas, NV
The Amall shopping center originally read "Parkway Plaza". It opened in 1961 and this sign is from then. Around 2018, the sign was adapted for Planet Fitness. The sign is now painted purple and the neon has been replaced with backlit plastic. [map]

Davy's Locker
Las Vegas, NV

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2022:
Davy's Locker opened in 1968 and this sign was installed then. It was restored in 2011. The fish was nicknamed "Davy". The panels were lit with red, green, and blue neon. After fundraising by the bar's management and staff and with a generous offer by Patrick's Signs, the sign was restored again in 2014. In 2016, the bar was sold and the place closed. The new owner scrapped the sign in 2017. The panels were rescued by another bar owner in town. He supposedly had the fish put back together and displayed it inside his bar, the Nevada Taste Site, which opened in 2018. Apparently, none of the original sign was used since the fish looks like it is wire mesh and the neon is in channel letters. The bar is now known as Davy's and the Taste Site "recreated" fish sign is still inside. Davy's sign letters on the facade were inspired by the original sign. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Sky Ranch Motel
Las Vegas, NV
Vegas Motel [gone]
Las Vegas, NV
The Sky Ranch Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s. It was repainted in 2006. The main panel was painted a darker blue before that. The sign is no longer lit. For more, see this website. [map]

The Vegas Motel sign was here by the mid-1960s. It was originally painted black, green, and yellow. As of 2015, the motel was gone. The sign was still there in 2016 but gone by 2018. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Downtowner Motel
Las Vegas, NV
2014: 2022:
The Downtowner Motel was built in 1963. This sign appears to be from then. In 2019, it was announced that the motel would soon undergo a $2 million renovation. The sign has been painted a dark green. [map]

former New Town
Tavern & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Swim-In Pool Supply Co. [gone]
Las Vegas, NV
The New Town Tavern & Casino opened in 1955 and this sign appears to be from then. Bars and other establishments on the Las Vegas Strip were segregated at that time. The New Town Tavern was built on the "Chocolate Strip" west of downtown where African-Americans lived, ate, shopped, and sought entertainment. The bar was closed when this photo was taken in 2014. By 2016, the sign had been repurposed for the Tokyo Casino. By 2019, the building was vacant but the sign was still there. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Swim-In Pool Supply Co. is still open but this sign is gone. The animated sign was from the early 1960s. A neon swimmer slid down a life-sized, actual pool slide. The sign caught fire in 2008 and was removed in 2009. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

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