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Photographs of Peter Pan Motel, Las Vegas (Nev.), April 18, 2017






The Peter Pan Motel sits at 110 N 13 Street in Downtown Las Vegas. Information about the sign is available in the Southern Nevada Neon Survey Sheet.
Site address: 110 N 13th St
Sign owner: Tony Hsieh; Zappos CEO "110th 13th Street LLC"
Sign details: 0.31 acre lot constructed in 1963. Currently out of business.
Sign condition: 4-5 : looks in good condition, no broken Neon, unsure if lights up.
Sign form: Back to Back Pole Sign
Sign-specific description: A painted cut out graphic of the character "Peter Pan" perched on top on a round sound with the words "Peter Pan" in green and red stylized text. Graphic is only on one side with neon tubing outlining his figure, other side is green silhouette with no skeletal neon. Mixed medium of neon components and incandescent bulbs around the name. Neon is outlining Peter Pan figure, circle frame of word "Peter Pan" (not the lettering), and "No Vacancy" is outlines. Had boldface typography for word "Motel". "Peter Pan" circle is double sided but the graphic and "Motel" is only one sided.
Sign - type of display: Neon and Incandescent
Sign - media: Steel
Sign animation: Possible chaser with round Peter Pan sign
Sign environment: Motel is surrounded by other motels and residential.
Sign manufacturer: No external markings for sign company or designer
Sign - date of installation: c. 1967
Sign - date of redesign/move: Sign was restored sometime between 2007-2011
Sign - thematic influences: Fairy tale of Peter Pan
Survey - research locations: Motel website, assessor's website, Las Vegas 360,
Survey - research notes: Had contact with current owner, but had no additional information
Surveyor: Danny Jacobs
Survey - date completed: 2017-08-12
Sign keywords: Neon; Incandescent; Steel; Chasing; Pole sign; Back to back; Roof Sign; Plastic; Internally illuminated

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neo000176. Southern Nevada Neon Survey Records, 2002-2018. PH-00401. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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