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Architectural drawing of the Riviera Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas), sketch of the site plan, circa 1980
Sketch of the site plan changes for the Riviera. Drawn on tracing paper with pencil.
Googie architectural design drawing of Riviera Villa (Las Vegas), bird's-eye view perspective, circa 1961
Conceptual drawing of the proposed Brasilia Village, that was to be built on the NW corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas. 'A Boyd Ashcraft-Harry Whiteley development.'
Googie architectural design drawing of an entrance to an unnamed recreation center, circa 1961
Drawing of an entrance to a recreation center for an unnamed complex.
Photograph of a rendering of the Hacienda (Bakersfield), interior perspective of a typical motel room unit, July 9, 1956
Conceptual drawings for a typical guest room in the Bakersfield Hacienda from 1956.
Googie architectural design drawing of the Fun-Land Amusement Park (Las Vegas), bird's-eye perspective, circa 1961
Conceptual rendering of Fun-Land Amusement Park in Las Vegas for Sam Pearlstein. Rendered by B. W. Powers.
Googie architectural style design of studio apartment building (Las Vegas), exterior perspective, circa 1961
Conceptual drawing of a proposed 20 unit studio apartment building for Investors Corporation of Nevada in Las Vegas.
Architectural drawing of the Holiday Inn (Las Vegas), master plan, typical tower floor plan, December 17, 1985
Typical tower plan as part of the proposed master plan of the Holiday Inn tower addition in Las Vegas. Original medium: paper ozalid. The property became Harrah's Las Vegas in 1992.
Googie architectural design drawing of the Wilbur Clark Shopping Center (Las Vegas), bird's-eye perspective, circa 1961
Artist's conception of a proposed shopping center in Las Vegas. Instances of the name of the shopping center have been erased in the drawing. 'Bond Road & Maryland Parkway, Clark County, Nev.' (Bond Road...
Googie architectural style design drawing of a 100-room motel (Las Vegas), exterior elevation, circa 1961
Pencil sketch of the proposed Googie-style motel later called the Riviera Villa in Las Vegas.
Photograph of a rendering of the proposed Thunderbird Hotel tower (Las Vegas), early 1970s
Artist's conception of the proposed tower for the Thunderbird Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Rendered by Siegfried Knop.
Photograph of the Sands Hotel under construction (Las Vegas), circa 1952
An unidentified man holding blueprints stands on one of the Sands buildings under construction.
Photograph of the Sands Hotel tower under construction (Las Vegas), February 24, 1965
The tower of the Sands under construction.
Photograph of the Moulin Rouge Hotel (Las Vegas), 1956
gambling casinos; hotels (public accommodations);
The entrance to the Moulin Rouge with the tower and neon sign.
Aerial photograph of the Sands Hotel complex (Las Vegas), 1963
Aerial view of the Sands complex in 1963.
Photograph of a wing of the Sands Hotel being moved (Las Vegas), December 20, 1964
A wing of the Sands being moved, presumably in preparation for building the tower. The following names were listed as photographers: Jerry Abbot, Joe Buck, Don English and David Lees.
Aerial photograph of the Sands Hotel tower (Las Vegas), after 1967
Aerial view of the Sands after the addition of the tower.
Architectural drawing of the Fabulous Flamingo addition (Las Vegas), foundation plan revised, March 21, 1961
Foundation plans and details for a four story hotel building for the Flamingo from 1961. Includes revision dates. Printed on parchment.
Photograph of a parade on Fremont Street (Las Vegas), 1948
Transcribed from original: "Circa 1948. A Shrine band marches down Fremont Street during an early parade." This parade was in support of the 1948 elections, as indicated by the banner in the photo, urging...
Photograph of men building the Sands Hotel (Las Vegas), circa 1952
Three men consulting a blueprint during the construction of the Sands. The following names were listed as photographers: Joe Buck, Don English and David Lees.
Architectural drawing of the Holiday Inn and Casino (Las Vegas), master plan, view looking north, December 10, 1987
Bird's eye rendering of the proposed Holiday Inn and Casino expansion in Las Vegas. Original medium: pencil on tracing paper taped to mylar. The property became Harrah's Las Vegas in 1992.
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