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Photographs of Par-A-Dice Motel sign, Las Vegas (Nev.), April 18, 2017






The sign for the Par-A-Dice Motel sits near an empty lot at 2217 Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas. Information about the sign is available in the Southern Nevada Neon Survey Data Sheet.
Site address: 2217 Fremont St
Sign owner: Bartsas Mary 14 LLC
Sign details: A .77 acres vacant lot, only sign remains. The property was consumed by fire in the mid-1990s.
Sign condition: 2 - Bad condition, graffiti all over, parts fallen off, reader board smashed in, paint chipping off, holes all over structure especially the bottom, more than likely does not light up.
Sign form: Back to Back pole sign
Sign-specific description: Pole sign with reader board as primary portion of sign, top of frame for reader board has a pair of dice with a 4 and 3 side showing. Dice painted red as is traditional style for casinos, surrounded by skeleton neon tubing. "Pair A Dice" is painted in white with skeleton neon tubing outlining the wording. Reader board with cut out letters still used. Tiny bubble protruding from the bottom reads "Entrance Office" also painted in white and outlined with neon tubing. Address is painted on support pole.
Sign - type of display: Neon
Sign - media: Steel and Plastic
Sign environment: Surrounded by other motels, some commercial and residential
Sign manufacturer: No external markings for sign company or designer
Sign - date of installation: Unknown - but not the original from 1953.
Sign - date of redesign/move: Motel originally had a rooftop sign topped with a pair of large dice.
Sign - thematic influences: Casino themed, a popular theme in the 50s for Fremont Street area motels
Survey - research locations:, assessor's website
Surveyor: Danny Jacobs
Survey - date completed: 2017-08-12
Sign keywords: Neon; Steel; Plastic; Pole sign; Reader board; Back to back

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neo000156. 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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