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Photographs of Sunset Station signs, Henderson, (Nev.), February 2017






The Sunset Station Hotel and Casino sits at 1301 West Sunset Road as evening traffic passes by. Information about the sign is available in the Southern Nevada Neon Survey Data Sheet.
Site address: 1301 W Sunset Rd
Sign owner: Sunset Station Inc
Sign details: Original construction 1996. opened June 10th 1997, 74.75 acre lot
Sign condition: 5 - great condition, kept up with no broken lights
Sign form: Animated Back to Back Monument Sign
Sign-specific description: Has the words "Sunset Station Hotel Casino" in animated boxed under a setting sun which is framed, the wording lit with incandescent bulbs. The frame has chasers to draw attention and bright neon filling in the sun with neon flashing on and off starting from the middle then spreading out into the rays of the sun with mixed colors of red, white, yellow and orange. The blocks that the casino name sets in, blue neon flash on and off as well like the chasers but glow a bright blue, also framed with chaser bulbs as well. There is also a tv screen under the decorative topper of the sign, then a reader board underneath the tv screen which is internally lit.
Sign - type of display: Neon and incandescent, TV screens
Sign - media: Steel, Plastic
Sign animation: Neon flashing on and off, Chasers, TV screen
Sign environment: Sunset Station is surrounded by shopping centers
Sign - date of installation: c. 1997
Sign - artistic significance: Design inspired by Spanish avant-garde architect Antoni Gaudi.
Survey - research locations: Las Vegas Sun, Neon Museum archives
Survey - research notes: - Las Vegas Sun Article of 20th Anniversary of Sunset Station
Survey - other remarks: In 1998, the casino announced a $45 million expansion to add 20,000 square feet, 11 movie screens, a steakhouse, a food court, meeting rooms and a parking garage. In 2005, it opened a bowling alley called Strike Zone that featured 72 lanes and cost $25 million to build. In 2016, it renovated its tower and upgraded many of its suites and rooms.
Surveyor: Danny Jacobs
Survey - date completed: 2017-09-16
Sign keywords: Neon; Incandescent; Steel; Plastic; Flashing; Chasing; Back to back; Video screen; Pylon; Reader board

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neo000111. 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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