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Morelli House

Photos & Links: Photo 1
Location 1:
814 Bridger Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Location 2:
52 Country Club Drive
Las Vegas, NV, NV
Constructed: 1959
Style: Mid-Century Modern Architecture
Size (sq. ft.): 3300
Owners: Antonio Morelli was the orignal owner who built the home.
Mr. Kay Glenn pruchased the home from Morelli's widow in 1978.
Steven Wynn bought the Desert Inn Hotel, Golf Course, and the surrounding homes in Desert Inn Estates.
The Junior League of had the historic house moved to its current location.
Building Materials: Foundation: Concrete perimeter Walls: Stucco, wood, concrete block Roof: Tropicool (crushed rock)
Description: 3,300-square-foot house is a rare example of modernist architecture in Las Vegas. The front room has 15-foot ceilings with huge windows and skylights and the inlaid paneling is imported from Malaysia.
Extra Note: The Morelli House was moved to its permanent location (9th & Bridger) in 2001. It is currently the headquarters of the Junior League of Las Vegas, and is undergoing an interior rehabilitation.

City of Las Vegas: Draft nomination (Nevada Register of Historic Places Registration Form)(11 pages) (last accessed Sept 27, 2006)Includes Major Bibiliographic refrences

Peterson, Kristen. “Mid-century modern mania.” Las Vegas Sun. January 14, 2007.

Peterson, Kristen. “Midcentury rescue unveiled: a dream house from the 1950’s, with the oomph of a Las Vegas bandleader.” Las Vegas Sun. 15 April 2007. [Online]. Available: <>. Accessed June 18, 2007.

Przybys, John. “Blast From the Past: A slice of cool: restoration of Morelli home takes visitors back to lounge era.” Las Vegas Review Journal. 10 April 2007. [Online]. Available: <>. Accessed April 10, 2007.

Schumacher, Geoff. Cover story: This old town. Paragraph from Mercury News, April 17, 2003. (last accessed Sept 27, 2006)

“The Morelli House.” The Junior League of Las Vegas.

"Mayor Goodman Awards Junior League of Las Vegas Mayor's Urban Design Award." Very Vintage Vegas, January 11, 2008. (last accessed July 20, 2009)

“Morelli House Recognized for its Architectural Importance.” The Historical Connection.