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Photographs of Fremont Hotel and Casino sign, Las Vegas (Nev.), March 3, 2017



Creator: Soto, Nicole




The Fremont Hotel and Casino, operating since 1956, sits at 200 Fremont Street inside the Fremont Street Experience. Information about the sign is available in the Southern Nevada Neon Survey Sheet.
Site name: Fremont Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Site address: 200 Fremont St
Sign owner: Boyd Gaming
Sign details: Opened 1956, the Fremont was a 15-story high rise, tallest building in Nevada at the time. Boyd Gaming purchased the property in 1983.
Sign condition: 5 - well maintained signage
Sign form: Bullnose Architectural sign
Sign-specific description: Decorated shed that wraps two sides of the property. The neon is primarily red with reader boards spaced throughout. The wrap also has columns of light bulbs. A cabinet with the words "Sam Boyd's" is at the very top of the bullnose at the corner, with the word Fremont directly underneath. A large T.V. screen is in-between "Fremont" and "Casino," which is housed at the bottom of the bullnose.
Sign - type of display: Neon, Incandescent
Sign - media: Steel, Plastic
Sign - non-neon treatments: T.V. screens
Sign animation: Flickering lightbulbs
Sign environment: Property is on Fremont Street, near the Golden Nugget, 4 Queens, and Binion's.
Sign manufacturer: Possibly SSI
Sign - date of installation: c. 1983
Sign - thematic influences: Similar to that of other Fremont Street casino properties, the Fremont has a wrap of neon and incandescent bulbs going around the face of the building. The current signage went up in the 1980s, 20 years after the first of the wraps and bullnoses went up in that area.
Sign - artistic significance: When Sam Boyd purchases the property and changed the signage, it appears he wanted to stay consistent with the other larger casino properties in that area. A decorated shed was put on the building, with a large bullnose on the corner.
Survey - research locations: Vintage Vegas, The Magic Sign, Fremont Hotel Website, Boyd Gaming Website
Survey - research notes: There is a good chance that SSI designed the Sam Boyd signage. There is photo evidence in the Federal Heath photo collection at the Neon Museum showing a piece from the property in their shop back in the early 1980s.
Surveyor: Wyatt Currie-Diamond
Survey - date completed: 2017-09-09
Sign keywords: Architectural; Neon; Incandescent; Steel; Plastic; Bullnose; Video screen

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neo000173. 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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