Gone But Not Forgotten

This page is dedicated to the Places in Las Vegas that while they may not be there anymore, still exist in our memory.  As we find photos or postcards, we will post them along with info about the buildings and businesses: 


Special Thanks to RoadsidePictures

Eric Lynxwiler, As We Knew It, LA Time Machines, Nevada State Museum and UNLV Special Collections for letting us their photos. 



Airdome Theatre

Aku Aku Restaurant


Algiers Hotel

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Allen and Hansons Men's Store

Alpine Village Restaurant


Arctic Circle Drive-In

Arizona Club


(Block 16's most opulent club)



Beckley’s Mens Wear


Bird Cage Club:



Block 16

Bottle House

Bonanza Beverage

Bond Street Clothiers (Fremont street)

Boulder Club:


Boulder Drug Company

Bowmer and Berry's Showcase

Boulevard Theatres

Bracken House at 411 Fremont St

California Club (Fremont street)

Cashman Garage

Cashman Cadillac


Chateau Vegas

CH Baker Shoes:



Chic Hecht’s Womens Wear

Christ Church Episcopal

Churchill Downs

Cinerama Dome

Circus Maximus

Clark County Courthouse

Clover Club (Fremont street)

Christensen’s Mens Wear (Fremont street)

Coin Castle (Fremont street)

Coca Cola Bottling Company
Convention Center 


Corey’s (Fremont street)


Coronet (Downtown) (Fremont street)

Conklin Garage (Fremont street)

Desert Inn



Dixie Waffle and Sandwich Shop (Fremont street)

Dome of the Sea


Dunes Country Club and Sultan

DV4C Ranch

Ed W Clark Forwarding Company

El Morroco



El Rancho Vegas:


El Rancho Vegas Arrow Sign

Elwell Hotel

Ethel’s Liquor (Fremont street)

Fabulous LV Magazine

Fanny’s (Fremont street)

Fifth Street Liquor :

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Fifth Street School Kindergarten and Manual Arts Building

First State Bank (Fremont street)

Florsheim Store (Fremont street)

Fox Plaza Theatre

Francisco Square

Frontier Savings 

Frontier TV and Radio

Fremont Theatre (Fremont street)

Frontier Club (Fremont street):


Garehime Music Store

Garwood Van Musicland

Golden Goose (Fremont street)


Green Shack


Guild Theater (Fremont street)



Helldorado Village (Fremont street)

Hidden Well Ranch

Hill Top House:


Holsum Bread

Ice House (Main street)


Isis Theatre (Fremont street)

Jack Dennison’s Jungle Club

Jack Dennison’s Copper Cart

J C Penney’s (Downtown) (Fremont street)

John Fish Jewelers

Jolley Trolley Casino

Kactus Kate’s

Ladd’s Plunge (Fremont street)

La Bonita Hotel (Fremont street)

Landmark Hotel and Casino


Las Vegas BBQue (Fremont street)

Las Vegas Bowl: 


Las Vegas Cash and Carry (Fremont street)

Las Vegas Garage (Fremont street)

Las Vegas Hospital


Las Vegas Hotel and Café (Fremont street)

Las Vegas Pharmacy (Fremont street)

Las Vegas Sweet Shop (Fremont street)

Last Frontier Village


Leaning Tower of Pizza

Li’l Pardners

Little Caesars

Luigi’s Charcoal Broiler

Luce and Goodfellow

Lucky Strike (Fremont street)


Magic Eye Seamstress

Marina Hotel


Masonic Lodge


Meadows Nite Club (first home of KENO)

Melody Lane Restaurant

Mermaid Swimming Pool (Fremont street)

Mint (Fremont street):


Monte Carlo Club (Fremont street)

Nashville Nevada Club


Nehi Beverage

Nevada Beverage

Nevada Biltmore Hotel

Nevada Club: 


Northern Club (Fremont street)

Oasis Café (Fremont street)

Opera House (Fremont street)

Oregon Suite

Overland Hotel:




Original MGM Grand


Pair O Dice Club: 


Parks Mansion

Parkway Theatre

Peter Pan Playskool

Pinjuv Richfield Station

Pioneer Club/Vegas Vic Rooftop Sign


Playland Arcade

Plush Horse

Rancho Grande Creamery

Rancho Market:


Red Rock Theatres

RexAll Drugs (Fremont street)

Rex Bell Western Wear (Fremont street)

Ronzoni’s (Fremont street)

Round-Up (Fremont street)

Sands Hotel and Casino



Savoy Club (Fremont street)

Sears (Downtown)

7-Up Bottling

Schwartz’s Men Shop (Fremont street)









Silver Palace (Fremont street)

Simon’s Garage (Fremont street)

Silver Café (Fremont street)

Skaggs (Fremont street)

Sky Rider Motel

Sky Way Drive-In:


Smith and Chandler (Fremont street)

Squires House (Fremont street)

Stardust Drive-In

State Café (Fremont street)

Super Slide on Decatur

Tam O’Shanter

Ted Vesley Music

Thomas Department Store (Fremont street)

The Thunderbird: 


Tower Service Station

Train Depot:




Troy Laundry

21 Club (Barrel House) (Fremont street)

Union Pacific Depot/The Beanery (Fremont street)




Valley Bank

Von Tobel Lumber (both locations)

Ullom Photography Studio

Vegas Village

Villa Capri

Villa Venice

Ward Cash and Carry (Fremont street)

Wards Mesquite Grocer (Fremont street)

War Memorial

Westward Ho

White Cross Drugs (Fremont street)

Whitehead House (Fremont street)

White Spot Café

Wimpy’s (Fremont street)

W T Grants




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Reader Comments (103)

wonder world
February 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdoug petty
Chivarini's Italian Deli Food,The Rowell western store, Pizza Den, Niftys Drive In, Wonderworld, Ice Rink, Tiki Hut, Helldorado Days, Bill and Ards Clothing, Ronzoni's, Huntridge theater, El Portal Theater, and many more... lived in LV from 1962 to 1975
March 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Cole
Places I remember while growing up here in Vegas:
Thriftimart (Jan Laverty & her brother), Montgomery Wards, Woolworth & Woolco (Fremont St) & Grand Central Stores
Been here since 1968 - 40 years.
May 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTracey Brown
The train depot shown is the UNION PACIFIC, not the Southern Pacific.
Blue Onion drive-in restaurant,Trader Bill's at 4th & Fremont,the Circus Room, Miss Bobbie's dress shop, Ball Studio-photography SamsTown junk store at 6th & Fremont, Sultan's Table (Dunes), Mr, Sy's, Rocking Horse Ranch, Twin Lakes, Warm Springs,Corb's,Ardens dress store, Tally-Ho,The Flame, Basco, Ardan, Fantastic Fair, Karl's Shoes, Daydream Ranch
June 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterArlene H.G.
What about.. The Stardust, The Royal Nevada, The Silver Slipper, The Glass Pool Motel, Vacation Village?
July 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
Bob Stupack's Vegas World
July 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
I was born here in 1963 and still live here. I remember the Panarama Market, Charleston Plaza Mall, and Papa Gars too.
November 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCathy
The Superslide,where Arizona Charlies on Decatur stands.
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSperry
Honest Johns needs to be included. It was my fathers casino across the street from the Sahara for years. Foxys deli was also not mentioned.
How bout Ollies trollies. The teenbeat club was the only place in town for teenagers to hang out at.
The Tip-Top at Charleston and Las Vegas Blvd, and the famous Blue Onion.
I could go on and on, but dont have the time right now,,
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Grant
Some of those that are 'gone' are just gone in spirit, since they were absorbed by other casinos. Like Marina, the main hotel is now part of MGM Grand. And obviously the main Mint highrise is still part of Binions.
January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPope
Don't forget Shakeys Pizza, Carbones, The Swanky Club, Vegas Village, and Toy Paradise!
March 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCasey Perry
I remember as a kid, going up to Vegas and my dad would always drive up to the Ice House and they'd slide a big block of ice down the chute for us to use in our icebox. Man those were the days! It seems to me that later on in the late 70's they placed coin operated ice sheds out front instead of having employees on hand. I always thought working in the ice house had to be about the greatest job in Vegas during the Summer.
April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Hanna
Came to Vegas in 1956, it was more fun when it was run by the mob.
May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Henry
I lived in Vegas from 1940 to 1975. As far as I'm concerned, it was the greatest place to grow up that I have ever been to.
July 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJim Imming
I have great memories going to Toy Paradise and the Charleston Plaza Mall as a kid. I also miss Papa Gars. If you ate your whole meal you got to pick a toy from the treasure chest.10/4 on the superslide Sperry...It was a blast!

The Chicken soup at the Alpine Village...the best!
August 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDamon
Don't forget Lou & Angie Ruvo's Venetian Ristorante!
December 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Sue
My dad's original hardware store was on Fremont, next door to White Cross Drug..where the 4 Queens is now. After a fire, he moved his Las Vegas Hardware to 127 N 3rd...where it was until the 60s.
My grandparents worked for Union Pacific and came here to work on the train station, there was nothing here but tents.
February 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterC.Ross
Who can forget the Pizza Den and Charleston Plaza mall (my mom was a teacher at Crestwood), The Ice Palace (saw Iron Butterfly and Sly and the Family Stone there) and Skaggs. Does anyone remember all the stores in the Charleston Plaza besides Pizza Den? Me and my sisters are trying to remember.
February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCynlyn
Grew up at the Charleston Mall, remember when it was the first indoor mall in Vegas. As a kid it was a great place to hang out (in the 60's). Lived on Ballard, then Oakey for the first 14 years of life. I remember the ice palace, no one could believe Vegas had an ice rink. Parents came to Vegas in the 50's, Dad worked as a car salesman at dealership where the Stratosphere is now. Oh, and Casey, my first job was at Vegas Village! Those were the good old Vegas days, will never be the same.
February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuza
Pepina's Deli on Paradise before it was a one way road.

The Club Bingo downtown, and the Sage and Sand Motel right next to Caesars Shell gas station. We used to buy all of our white shirts at Vegas Village, before Gemco and Walmart got here.

I'm glad somebody remembered Carbone's Pizza on Charleston, we loved that place. So many great memories of Vegas since 1976.
April 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJay Abramson

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