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Las Vegas Signs (page 6)

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Dino's Lounge
Las Vegas, NV
Lucky Motel
Las Vegas, NV
Las Gables Court
Las Vegas, NV
Dino's Lounge was originally known as Ringside Liquors in the early 1950s. It became Dino's in 1962 and this pole sign is from then. The facade sign is from much later. [map]

The Lucky Motel opened in 1951 and this sign was never altered. It was removed in the 1990s and went into a private collection. It was eventually purchased by the City and restored as part of the Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission Centennial Legacy Grant project which restored six vintage signs at closed motels on East Fremont St. The city now owns and will maintain these signs. This sign was reinstalled in 2020. [map]

The Las Gables Court was built in the 1940s. It had two other signs in the 1940s and 1950s. This sign is a replica of the original which was created as part of the Centennial project. For more, see this website. [map]

Travelers Motel
Las Vegas, NV
The Travelers Motel was built in 1936 as the Traveler's Auto Court. The motel was sold to the Downtown Project in 2013. The pole sign was repainted in 2020 as part of the Centennial project. The pole sign was built sometime between 1954 and 1961. The horizontal sign may have been added in the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Star View Motel
Las Vegas, NV
2006: 2014: 2022:

The Star View Motel was built as the St. Catherine Motel in 1953. The name and sign's text were changed in 1958. The star was added sometime after that. In the late 1960s, the sign was moved from the corner pool area to its current position next to the office. In 2006, it became the Alicia Motel #3. The Star View lettering was removed from the sign and the Alicia name was simply painted on. The sign was recreated as part of the Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission Centennial Legacy Grant project and installed in 2020. The Star View text and the long-missing star were replicated. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Las Vegas Motel
Las Vegas, NV
Fremont Motel
Las Vegas, NV
The Las Vegas Motel opened around 1944. This sign was recreated by Vision Signs as part of the Centennial project and installed in 2020. This sign includes elements of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s versions of the sign. In the 1990s, the motel became the Fisher Motel and the neon was removed and the sign repainted. In the 2000s, it became the Alicia 1 Motel. For more, see this website. [map]

The Fremont Motel sign was recreated as part of the Centennial project and installed in 2020. The original, rectangular neon sign was built in the 1950s. This sign was built by the early 1960s. It was renamed the Ari-Vada Fremont in 1965. An Ari-Vada text panel was added then. A key was added to the top of the sign by 1972. In the 2000s, the neon was removed and the sign was repainted for the Alicia 2 Motel. For more, see this website. [map]

Fong's Garden
Las Vegas, NV
Huntridge Center
Las Vegas, NV
Pabst Blue Ribbon [gone]
Las Vegas, NV
Fong's Garden opened in 1955 and closed in the late 2000s. There was a different sign there then. This sign which had backlit plastic panels originally and neon details is probably from the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Huntridge Center sign was built in 2016 by YESCO in a vintage style. [map]

This Pabst Blue Ribbon sign was built by YESCO and installed in 2015. The animated sign, named "Cool Blue," is 30 feet tall. In 2020, the sign was removed. It has been donated to the Neon Museum where it will be displayed at some point. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

More Las Vegas Signs:
Bow & Arrow Motel
El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Holsum Bread
Kings Row Trailer Park
Safari Motel
Star Motel
U.S. Motel
Vegas Vic
Walden Motel

Strip 91 Motel [gone]
North Las Vegas, NV
Cactus Motel [gone]
North Las Vegas, NV
The Strip 91 Motel sign was probably built in the 1950s. It was originally painted blue. The motel's name was a reference to its location on Highway 91. This photo is from 2014. By 2015, the sign had been removed. It is now in storage at the Neon Museum. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Cactus Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s. By 2013, the motel had been demolished and the sign was gone. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Starlite Motel
North Las Vegas, NV
2006: 2014: 2022:
The Starlite Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s. The lower, star sign was removed in 2017. It was restored and reinstalled in 2018. The "Starlite" script was changed to channel, block letters with bulbs instead of neon. The neon around that text panel was removed. [map]

Charleston Auto Parts
North Las Vegas, NV
(now Las Vegas, NV)
former Wimpy's [gone]
North Las Vegas, NV
2006: 2014: 2006: 2014:
This Charleston Auto Parts store was part of a chain with a few other locations around Las Vegas. Around 2012, this sign was restored and moved to Genuine Auto Parts in Las Vegas. Around 2021, the business became Auto Expo. The sign remains but the word "Genuine" has been painted over. [map]

The Wimpy's burger stand was built in 1965 and this sign was from then. Wimpy's head used to revolve. The restaurant closed in the mid-1990s. The Mariscos Las Islitas restaurant adapted the sign panels but kept the Wimpy's head. However, by 2013, the head was gone. By 2017, the steel frame for Wimpy's head was gone. The name and sign design were obviously inspired by the Wimpy character in Popeye comic strips who was fond of hamburgers. There was other Wimpy's locations built around the same time in Las Vegas. There were also Wimpy's Drive-ins in Las Vegas in the 1930s but I doubt they were related. For more, see this website.

Jerry's Nugget Hotel & Casino
North Las Vegas, NV
Silver Nugget Casino
North Las Vegas, NV
The Jerry's Nugget Hotel & Casino opened in 1964. Some of the original Jerry's Nugget signs are at The Neon Museum. In 1968, Jerry's bought out the Bonanza Club across the street and adapted the signs on this oil derrick. The letters alternate between pink and blue neon. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Silver Nugget Casino opened in 1964. It closed in the late 1980s but reopened in 1990. This sign features a revolving giant nugget. For more, see this website. [map]

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