Sunday, October 27, 2013

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Fremont Street Experience

Images of neon signs seen on Fremont Street East and the Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Some interesting facts about some of these signs:

Red stiletto and showgirl, located in the median on a three block stretch between 8th street and Las Vegas Blvd,  are two of the four original aluminum and neon sculptures designed by Selbert Perkins Design and installed by Fluoresco Lighting and Signs. They are 40-45 feet tall, with distinct features, such as the red stiletto rotating 360 degrees, and part of the streetscape project to revitalize East Fremont Street in 2007. They have a retro look and feel and are a draw for Fremont Street East

Aladdin’s Lamp Neon Sign designed by Raymond Larsen for the Aladdin Hotel then located at 3667 Las Vegas Blvd South. It is owned by the Young Electric Sign Co. who built it in 1966. Aladdin’s Lamp was installed on July 8,1997 as part of the Neon Museum. A Historical Marker about its origins is displayed next to it.

Chief Hotel Court Neon Sign installed sometime around 1940 for the hotel at 1201 E. Fremont Street. It is now owned by the Tiberti Family who have restored and loaned it to the Neon Museum. The sign was installed on July 8, 1997 as part of the Neon Museum and has a Historical Marker beside it with details about the sign’s past.


  1. I love all the neon lights on Fremont St. It really is something special. I'm just glad that I don't have to pay the electric bill.

  2. So different from the new and bigger hotels. I wonder how it look like back in the days. If there always like this or they looked more alive.

  3. I've always loved the old signs from Vegas, and so glad that some of them are being restored and back on display instead of collecting dirt in the neon light bone yard. I know we have come a long way technologically speaking, but I prefer the nostalgia of the old signs.

  4. These signs are great. Reminds me to visit the Neon Sign museum. I'd love to build a small neon sign of my own for display.

  5. Great pics. I am a native, so I have seen the signs morph over time. I remember all of the signs downtown, back in the day. I'm with Karel, I like the old signs. Maybe they should have combined the two forms somehow, old with the new.

  6. Pretty nice pictures. the quality is very good, too.


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