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Delores Brownhofer Neonis Papers (MS-00182)

Abstract

Collection is comprised of the Delores Brownhofer Neonis Papers dating from 1941-1975. The collection contains bank records, payroll information, recipes, and sales slips for the Original Steak House on 1st Street, Las Vegas, Nevada. Also included are the Las Vegas Monorail System evaluations and financial feasibility reports, proposals, and correspondence. The Neonis real estate papers contain appraisals, property sales, lease and purchase agreements, promotional materials, maps, and correspondence. There are personal items that consist of a Helldorado button, poker chips, photographs, plays, and voting information.

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Date
1941-1975
Extent
3.80 Cubic Feet (5 boxes and one flat file)
6.25 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Papers
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Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents

Papers focus on Delores Brownhofer Neonis' business interests and activities, including the family business the Original Steak House on 1st Street, Las Vegas, Nevada from 1951 to 1960, which include bank records, payroll information, recipes, and sales slips. Papers regarding her real estate business from 1950 to 1969 include appraisals, property sales, lease and purchase agreements, promotional materials, maps, and correspondence. Neonis' involvement in the proposed building of the Las Vegas Monorail System from 1950 to 1975 include evaluations and financial feasibility reports, proposals, and correspondence. There are also personal items that consist of a Helldorado button, poker chips, photographs, plays, and voting information.

Biographical / Historical Note

Real estate broker Delores Brownhofer Neonis bought her first home in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1941. She operated her own real estate company, Delores Neonis Realty, in Las Vegas until the late 1970s. She also served as chairperson for the Commuter Effective Mass Transportation Committee from 1972 to 1974. The goal of the committee was to explore the possibility of installing a monorail system for Las Vegas.

Her parents, Xavier and Isabel Brownhofer, moved to Las Vegas, Nevada from Los Angeles, California in 1954 and purchased the Original Steak House located on 1st Street just behind the Pioneer Club on Fremont Street in Las Vegas. Delores Brownhofer Neonis was listed as the Vice President on the Steak House, Incorporated records. She also worked for her parents as a cook in 1958 and 1959. The family sold the restaurant in 1960.

Delores Brownhofer Neonis passed away on November 22, 1992 in Los Angeles, California.

Arrangement

Papers are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Related Materials

The following resource may provide additional information related to the materials in this collection:

Delores Brownhofer Neonis Photograph Collection, approximately 1940-1970. PH-0116. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Delores Brownhofer Neonis Papers, 1941-1975. MS-00182. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::00182
Processing Information

Material was processed in 2016 by Joyce Moore.

Separated Materials

Some of the photographs in this acquisition were removed from the collection and placed in Delores Brownhofer Neonis Photographs Collection, approximately 1940-1970. PH-0116. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada

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