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The Morelli House

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2013
1. The Morelli House Marker
Inscription. The Morelli House is a classic example of Las Vegas, mid-century residential architecture. It was built in 1959 by the Sands Hotel orchestra leader, Antonio Morelli, and his wife Helen. Originally located at 52 Country Club Lane in the former Desert Inn Country Club Estates, now the Wynn Resort, the modernistic house then featured an open plan that integrated interior, and exterior spaces, natural materials, and the latest innovative home appliances. In 2001, the Junior League of Las Vegas relocated the Morelli House to its present site and completed the restoration in 2009.

Listed 2001, Nevada State Register of Historic Places.

Listed 2007, City of Las Vegas Historic Property Register

This historic preservation project was funded, in part, by the Nevada Commission for Cultural Affairs and through generous donations from the Las Vegas community and members of the Junior League.
 
Erected by State Historic Preservation Office, Junior League of Las Vegas, The Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial. (Marker Number 270.)
 
Location. 36° 9.921′ N, 115° 8.265′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from Bridger Avenue, on the right when traveling
The Morelli House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2013
2. The Morelli House Marker
west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 861 Bridger Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Las Vegas High School (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Las Vegas High School / Las Vegas High School Neighborhood (about 700 feet away); Aladdin's Lamp (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic 5th Street School (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Ralph Louis Engelstad (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chief Hotel Court (approx. 0.4 miles away); El Portal Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Church Built in Las Vegas (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Las Vegas.
 
Also see . . .  New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to this marker for grammar and readability. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Morelli House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2013
3. The Morelli House Marker
The Morelli House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2013
4. The Morelli House
NRHP Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2013
5. NRHP Plaque
The Morelli House
Relocated and restored by the Junior League of Las Vegas has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior
June 3, 2012
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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