Monday, September 15, 2014

Vegas Days Gone By: Der blaue Engel

If you're sightseeing along the more rundown stretch of East Fremont's old motel sector, you want to check out what remains of the Blue Angel Motel at 2110 East Fremont. The sign was designed by none other than Betty Willis, who was also responsible for the look of the iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign at the south end of the Strip, as well as the short-lived Moulin Rouge (the first integrated club in Vegas). At one point there was talk of demolishing this locally-revered landmark to make room for new development, back before the recession took hold, so as always with Vegas you want to grab a look while you still can.

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