Las Vegas in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The "Bugsy Building"
The hotel, which housed 77 rooms, including the notorious Mr. Siegel's “Bugsy Suite” or “Presidential Suite” as it was sometimes referred to, was unique in more way than one. The windowpanes, for instance, were bullet proof, and, although there was only one entrance to the top-floor suite, there were five possible exits. This included a hidden ladder from the hallway closet to a basement tunnel, which lead to an underground garage, where Bugsy allegedly had a chauffeured getaway car awaiting at all times.
But Mr. Siegel's preoccupation with safety and escape routes proved to be geographically misplaced. On June 20, 1947, 300 miles from Las Vegas at the Beverly Hills mansion of his girlfriend, Virginia Hill, Bugsy was killed in a hail of gunfire from unknown assailants.
Since that day, The Flamingo has changed ownership 3 times, including its final sale from Kirk Kerkorian to the Hilton Hotels Corporation in 1970.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 36° 7.001′ N, 115° 10.247′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Las Vegas Boulevard South, on the right when traveling east. Located by the Garden Wedding Chapel. There are signs to the location of the chapel along the foot path. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3555 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas NV 89109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Bugsy" (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Shrine of the Four-Faced Brahma (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Red Barn (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Little Church of the West (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Welcome To Las Vegas Sign (approx. 2.4 miles away); Old Well Tower #10 (approx. 3.2 miles away); First Water Company (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Wengert Mansion (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Vegas.
Also see . . . Benjamin Siegel. The mobster with the movie star looks and the certifiable paranoia brought Las Vegas much more attention after his death than he did during his short life. (Submitted on March 7, 2012.)
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