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The Welcome To Las Vegas Sign

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2010
1. The Welcome To Las Vegas Sign Marker
Inscription.  
1959
Has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

By the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Location. 36° 4.901′ N, 115° 10.363′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from Las Vegas Boulevard South (Nevada Route 159) 0.4 miles south of West Russell Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Las Vegas NV 89119, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Little Church of the West (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Bugsy" (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Shrine of the Four-Faced Brahma (approx. 2.4 miles away); The "Bugsy Building" (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Red Barn (approx. 3.1 miles away); Old Well Tower #10 (approx. 5½ miles away); First Water Company (approx. 5½ miles away); The Wengert Mansion (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Vegas.
 
Regarding The Welcome To Las Vegas Sign. National Register of Historic Places:
The "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" Sign, (added 2009 - - #09000284)
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November 28, 2018
2. The Welcome To Las Vegas Sign Marker
The marker has been moved a few yards north and placed on a cement base. An additional marker has been located on a metal frame above the marker.

Las Vegas Blvd., in public right of way, approx. .5 mi. S. of intersection with Russell Rd. , Paradise Township
• Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
• Architect, builder, or engineer: Willis, Betty Whitehead
• Architectural Style: Other
• Area of Significance: Entertainment/Recreation
• Period of Significance: 1950-1974
• Owner: Private
• Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
• Historic Sub-function: Monument/Marker
• Current Function: Recreation And Culture
• Current Sub-function: Monument/Marker
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
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November 28, 2018
3. The Welcome To Las Vegas Sign additional marker
This additional marker is on a metal frame above the featured marker. It reads:

Welcome
The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign debuted on the Las Vegas Strip in 1959 and today it remains one of the most popular attractions in Clark County, appearing in countless vacation photos, commercials and movies. The sign was designed by Betty Willis (1923-2015). The County paid $4,000 for the sign, which is located about four miles south of the Las Vegas city limits in an unincorporated part of Clark County. The sign was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009 to coincide with Clark County’s centennial celebration. In 2014, the County collaborated with several organizations, including Green Chips, Clean Energy Project and the Consumer Electronics Association, to install the solar panels here. The panels provide enough electricity to completely offset the energy used by the sign. Thank you for visiting our world-famous landmark.
Drive Carefully
Come back soon
Board of Clark County Commissioners
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By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2010
4. The Welcome To Las Vegas Sign Marker
This photo shows the previous location of the marker.
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By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2010
5. The Welcome To Las Vegas Sign
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By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2010
6. Backside of The Welcome To Las Vegas Sign
The Welcome To Las Vegas Sign, at dusk image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 1, 2003
7. The Welcome To Las Vegas Sign, at dusk
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By Mike Stroud, November 2003
8. The Welcome To Las Vegas Sign
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,785 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4, 5, 6. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   7, 8. submitted on March 29, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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