Federated Employees Building
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 3:21PM

Our good friends at the Atomic Age Alliance need your help in saving this mid-century beauty of a building.  Kristen Petersen, of the Las Vegas Sun, writes about it:

Speaking of Las Vegas' vanishing past, the Atomic Age Alliance, a mid-century modern preservation committee, has targeted its first "Urgent Action Issue": saving the old Federated Employees of Nevada building at 2301 E. Sahara Ave. The single story office building, a n example of Googie , or space-age, architecture built in 1962, is slated to become retail and restaurant space.

The owner and a representative were to go before Las Vegas planning commissioners Thursday night with requests to reduce the number of parking spaces and alter land buffers. A report states that owner Jay Dapper plans to demolish the building. Calls to John David Burke, project architect, were not returned.

Atomic Age Alliance, which has a local and national mailing list of 3,000 , has not contacted the owner, but plans to approach the city regarding the value it sees in the building.

"It is a very fine piece of architecture and we have very few remaining examples of mid-century modern architecture left in this city," says alliance founder Mary Margaret Stratton. "Our concern is that they tear it down and try to flip the land" for quick resale.

Stratton says the group would like to see the building saved on site or raise the money to move the building. Another option is that the owner could save part of the building's facade, she says.

In January , the group published a mid-century modern tour guide of Las Vegas and gave a formal tour in conjunction with a national conference. The book includes the Federated Employees of Nevada building.

For more infoon how you can help: please visit the Atomic Age Alliance website here


 Thanks to the Las Vegas Sun for letting us use this photo.



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