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Landmark Hotel & Casino

364 Convention Center Dr.
Las Vegas, NV
Theme: "Googie architecture"
Style: "Googie architecture"
Other Size Measure: 476 Rooms
Extra Note: Landmark 1969* Opened 364 Convention Center Dr. Edward Hendricks
1991 Closed
1995 Imploded, Now Convention Center Parking Structure

"As a young Jr. High/High School student I watched my father, John W. Jamieson of Tustin, CA draw the plans for the Landmark and I was fortunate to have made several trips with him during pre-construction and construction in the early 60's. " John W. Jamieson, Western Building Design (he was the owner), Tustin, California . Note taken from an e-mail dated Jan 22. 2007 from John D. Jamieson

Carter, Geoff. “Tourist For Breakfast: Designing Vegas, When Decorum Fail, At Least We Have Architecture.”, Las Vegas Weekly, 11-17 April 2002, [Online]. Available: Accessed September 5, 2003. ASL File #: LVA(F) RR 5 --"The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority saw fit to implode Edward Hendricks' fabulous Landmark Hotel in 1995 to make way for a parking lot. It could have served admirably as an office building or nightclubs or both--but the LVCVA wanted hell's little acre and down went Vegas' coolest building and a veritable shrine to 1960s "Googie" architecture."

Harris, Bill. "Building Nevada :Featuring Nevada's Building Industry Leaders." 1st ed. Newport Beach, CA: Landmark Books, 2007: 9. UNLV Arch Bk Stks HD9715.25.U63 N34 2007.

“Landmark.” Emporis. 2004. [Online]. Available: Accessed February 8, 2005.

"Las Vegas: The game is illusion." TIME. July 11, 1969. 22.

"The Landmark, despite its bumpy ride through Southern Nevada history, was unique among Las Vegas hotels. Designed to resemble the Space Needle in Seattle, it soared 31 floors, 17 higher than planned in a baldfaced bid to be taller than the old Mint" Shaun McKinnon. Las Vegas Review - Journal. Las Vegas, Nev.: Nov 4, 1995. pg. 1.A

UNLV Special Collection holds: tower & soccer building preliminaries and arcade alterations; drawings – 1972; retrofit & exit working drawings, structural, as-builts; 700 room addition. Date unknown.