Las Vegas in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Morelli House
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.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1959.
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 west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 861 Bridger Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Original Homesite of a Las Vegas Pioneer: Charles 'Pop’ Squires, 1865-1958 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birth of Downtown Las Vegas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Aladdin's Lamp (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ralph Louis Engelstad (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chief Hotel Court (approx. 0.4 miles away); El Portal Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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. (Submitted on October 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 17, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.