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The Neon Boneyard Park Sign

 
 
The Neon Boneyard Park Sign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
1. The Neon Boneyard Park Sign Marker
Inscription.
Panel one:
The Neon Boneyard Park Sign
The lettering on a neon sign is often the most memorable design component. The Neon Boneyard Park sign includes hidden reference to this aspect of the grand history of Las Vegas signage. Each letter in the word "Neon" is taken from the typography of a famous sign. The first "N" is classic Golden Nugget. The "e", from Caesars Palance, is perhaps most recognizable. The "o" is from Binion's Horseshoe, and the final "n" celebrates the Desert Inn. Each of these historic signs can be found in the Neon Museum Boneyard.

Panel two:
Neon Signs Project
The Neon Signs Project partners the Neon Museum with the City of Las Vegas to install restored signs from the Museum collecting along Las Vegas Blvd, illuminating downtown Las Vegas. In 2009, the stretch of Las Vegas Blvd. between Sahara Ave. and Washington Ave. was designated a National Scenic Byway, one of only three urban Byways in the country. The National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The first sign was the Hacienda Horse and Rider, installed in 1997 at Fremont Street. Binion's Horseshoe, the Bow & Arrow Motel, and the Silver Slipper were erected in 2009.

Panel three:
The Neon Museum
The Neon Museum was established
Neon Signs Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
2. Neon Signs Project Marker
as a non-profit organization in 1996 to collect; preserve, and exhibit neon signs, the classic Las Vegas art form. The collection is housed in the famous Boneyard, with additional restored signs located at the Fremont Street outdoor gallery and along Las Vegas Blvd. as part of the National Scenic Byways "Neon Signs" project. The Museum celebrates the distict architectural and design innovation of the Las Vegas neon sign.
Panel four:
The La Concha Motel Lobby
Originally located at 2955 Las Vegas Blvd. South, the sweeping Googie arches of the La Concha Motel lobby defined on era. Built in 1961 by the Doumani Family, architect Paul R. Williams was the first African-American member of the American Institude of Architects. Planned for demolition, the Doumani family instead promised the building to the Neon Museum in 2005. In 2006 the shell was relocated, and in 2007 the building was reassembled at its new home. The historic La Concha lobby now serves as the visitor center for the Neon Museum.
 
Erected by The Neon Museum Las Vegas.
 
Location. 36° 10.639′ N, 115° 8.107′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Las Vegas Boulevard North, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Boneyard
The Neon Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
3. The Neon Museum Marker
Park, next to the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 770 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas NV 89101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The "H" Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Silver Slipper Gambling Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Jerry's Nugget (within shouting distance of this marker); Biltmore Village (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Las Vegas Fort (approx. ľ mile away); First Las Vegas Post Office (approx. ľ mile away); The Las Vegas Mormon Fort (approx. ľ mile away); Old Mormon Fort (approx. ľ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Las Vegas.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & Commerce
 
The La Concha Motel Lobby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
4. The La Concha Motel Lobby Marker
The La Concha Motel Lobby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
5. The La Concha Motel Lobby Marker
Neon Signs Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
6. Neon Signs Project Marker
The Neon Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
7. The Neon Museum Marker
The La Concha Motel Lobby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
8. The La Concha Motel Lobby Marker
The Neon Boneyard Park Sign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
9. The Neon Boneyard Park Sign Marker
The Neon Boneyard Park Sign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
10. The Neon Boneyard Park Sign Marker
The Neon Boneyard Museum image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
11. The Neon Boneyard Museum
La Concha Hotel
The Neon Boneyard Museum Lobby image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
12. The Neon Boneyard Museum Lobby
La Concha Neon Sign image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
13. La Concha Neon Sign
Horseshoe Facade image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
14. Horseshoe Facade
Interlocking neon 'H" elements. Located in the Neon Boneyard Museum.
Binion's Horseshoe Sign image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
15. Binion's Horseshoe Sign
Benny Binionís Horseshoe on Las Vegas Blvd. image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
16. Benny Binionís Horseshoe on Las Vegas Blvd.
The Silver Slipper on Las Vegas Blvd image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
17. The Silver Slipper on Las Vegas Blvd
The Hacienda Horse and Rider on Las Vegas Blvd. image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, June 10, 2008
18. The Hacienda Horse and Rider on Las Vegas Blvd.
The Neon Boneyard Museum image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2013
19. The Neon Boneyard Museum
La Concha Neon Sign image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 24, 2016
20. La Concha Neon Sign
Stardust Neon Sign image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 24, 2016
21. Stardust Neon Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   20, 21. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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