Saving Googie Architecture In Las Vegas

A group is trying to save one of the last examples of Googie architecture in Las Vegas.
October 4, 2005, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Las Vegas buildings seem forever either to be getting built or getting torn down, and few have ever been considered for any sort of architectural preservation...The members of a group called Preserve Nevada, which is allied with the Public History Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, are engaged in a desperate effort to save the swooping structure [of the La Concha Motel] by cutting it into pieces and shipping it downtown, where it would be reassembled to serve as the entrance to the Neon Museum, a collection of vintage neon signs."

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Published on Monday, October 3, 2005
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