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Photographs of Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel sign, Las Vegas (Nev.), February 8, 2017






The Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel sign sits at 1205 Las Vegas Boulevard South. The chapel has provided themed weddings since 1999. Information about the sign is available in the Southern Nevada Neon Survey Data Sheet.
Site address: 1205 S Las Vegas Blvd
Sign owner: Ron Decar And Jamie Richards
Sign details: The building was constructed in 1950. This location was originally The Thunderbird Lounge. In 1999 it was bought by Ron and Jamie to be the Viva Las Las Vegas Wedding Chapel.
Sign condition: 4- still in good condition, paint is still bright
Sign form: Pylon
Sign-specific description: This sign showcases a pink and white color scheme. The sign has a caricature of Elvis, as well as other caricatures surrounding him. The words Viva Las Vegas are in pink channeled neon letters. This sign also has a video screen marquee. Underneath the video screen is sparkling incandescent light bulbs contained in channeled letters stating "Wedding Chapel". This sign also has a plastic back lit signs that advertises themed weddings and themed rooms.
Sign - type of display: Neon, Incandescent light bulbs, plastic back lit and video screen display
Sign - media: Steel, plastic and media screen.
Sign - non-neon treatments: Plastic back lit section and Video Display screen.
Sign animation: Flasher for incandescent light bulbs
Sign environment: This location is on South Las Vegas Blvd. in between Downtown and the Strip. This chapel is next to a Super 8 motel, a couple blocks from the Little White Wedding Chapel, across the street from two Hostels.
Sign manufacturer: Thompson Neon Sign Company and Hyoco Sign Company(the Video board display)
Sign - date of installation: 2000
Sign - date of redesign/move: 2004 video screen added
Sign - thematic influences: This sign showcases Vintage Las Vegas themes with Elvis and his relation to Vegas particularly with the name of the chapel and his caricature on the sign.
Survey - research locations: Assessor's Page, Viva Las Vegas Wedding chapel website , Email correspondence with Blaze Linn(wedding Coordinator)
Surveyor: Wyatt Currie-Diamond
Survey - date completed: 2017-08-05
Sign keywords: Flashing; Incandescent; Plastic; Backlit; Neon; Pylon; Steel; Video screen; Chasing; Back to back; Paint

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neo000109. 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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