In Retrospect: Old Las Vegas NV

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Boulder Highway
Las Vegas NV
May 3, 2014

The old Roadhouse Casino was in no better shape than this sign when I first came upon it in 2014. It was an old, abandoned, single story cement shell of indiscriminate shape and size. Not photogenic at all.

Boulder Highway
Las Vegas NV
May 3, 2014

Down the road aways was the Sky Motel. No Vacancy because there was no longer any building, just an old pothole infested parking lot with faded white lines of demarcation.

Boulder Highway
Las Vegas NV
May 3, 2014

The Joker’s Wild was still extant in 2014 and, I believe, has since been remodeled!

Just off Water Street
Henderson NV
May 3, 2014

The facade of The Emerald Island Casino is painted in trompe l’oile to look like it was made of brick and mortar. I say ‘is’ because I believe it is still in existence, though I have not been back since.

Water Street
Henderson
NV May 3, 2014

 Both the Eldorado and Rainbow Club Casinos were the only establishments open on downtown Water Street that night. Or any night, for that matter. The Emerald Island sits behind the Rainbow Club.

So there you have it, a brief tour of an area few tourists ever see. These casinos operate for local clientele, primarily. They offer bare bones table gambling, slot machines, and bars but no lounge shows.

Having re-discovered these images, I might just revisit one day soon to see how the area has changed.

 

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25 thoughts on “In Retrospect: Old Las Vegas NV

    1. Don’t know what happened here. There are quite a few comments I never saw. Sorry. But I do plan on one day going back to these places. probably in the next month or so. It’s still so damn hot outside, even in the evenings.

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    1. The only thing I don’t like about the architecture in this city is that none of it is real. I mean, I actually love the Paris and Caesar’s Palace and Treasure Island. And then I realize they are like Disneyland or Disneyworld. A poor imitation. But we do have the Lou Ruvo Center and the World Market, which are off the beaten path and beautiful in their own right.

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      1. Making the place like Disneyland might be the initial idea. 🙂 I search on Google, the Lou Ruvo Center and the WM are spectacular, great architecture. Thanks for let me know.

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    1. Yes, The Neon Boneyard has a lot of the older signs but it costs to go in and see them. I think I should get out and take shots of all the remaining neon on the older buildings around this city. That will be my next long term project which I will start as soon as the temperature at night dips below 90. What I can do in the meantime, is some online research. Thanks for the idea, Tim.

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    1. Las Vegas has been getting rid of their neon signs for quite a few years now- most are in an outdoor museum called The Neon Boneyard. I wish these were lit at night but, if you want to pay, you can go to the museum and see them lit up. But the cost is $50. That’s why I haven’t gone.

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        1. I drove through an older section of the Las Vegas Strip last night and found about a half dozen or more older signs that I will have to go back and shoot. Problem is there’s very little parking and not a very good part of town.

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    1. It really depends on what you plan on doing, and what time of year. Do you have plans yet as to when you might visit? Late fall, winter, and early spring are best for anything outdoors.

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