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How Modern Was My Valley




We are hoping by Friday to be able to post the RSVP phone number for the upcoming Walter Zick Event on Saturday, Oct. 3rd.

As previously noted, that morning beginning at 11:30 am there will be a reception/panel discussion at the Nevada State Museum in Lorenzi Park. 

The Panel Discussion featuring mid-century modern historian and author, Alan Hess; architect Eric Strain and Walter Zick's daughers, Karen and Claire will begin at 12:00 pm.  Admission is $3 and RSVP for that portion of the program is not necessary.

Immediately following the panel discussion will be a bus tour that will feature some of Walter Zick's still standing architecture.  Everything from residential to commercial to community to casino designs will be highlighted.

Seating for the bus tour is limited and RSVP's will be mandatory.  Admission for the bus tour is $5.  The final stop on the tour will be at the Morelli House and tours of the house will be given.  Though Walter Zick did not design the Morelli House, it is a splendid example of the mid-century modern architecture of the era.  We thank the Junior League for opening the house for us.

In the meantime, here are some mid-century modern buildings that you may remember. 

PLEASE NOTE:  These photos belong to the Nevada State Museum and we are fortunate that they are allowing us to post them here.  Any other postings of these pictures on other websites is not allowed unless you have the written permission of the State Museum, Las Vegas.

Cinerama Dome just off Paradise Road


Convention Center and Rotunda just north of the Cinerama Dome


McCarran Airport, 1960s


Sears at the Boulevard Mall


Vegas Village near Commercial Center

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Reader Comments (2)

Hi, I love the pictures here..this one is of special interest to me...as I visited and requested ...any pictures of the ICE PALACE close by here...now the Ice Rolller Rink is 800 Karen Avenue...I need info. on the vintage...tks.
September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPlanetPage
The Ice Palace was located in the far back western side of Commercial Center. The back wall is still visible from Karen Ave. It was the home of the Ice Capades for many years. Led Zeppelin performed there back in the day and we are trying to find photographs but it isn't as easy as one would think. But we are trying.
September 20, 2009 | Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn

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