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UNLV Libraries Main Page -> Architecture Studies Library -> Las Vegas Guides and Collections -> Las Vegas Architects and Buildings Database -> Projects

Mint

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Location:
100 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV
Alternate Name(s):
  • Del Webb's Mint
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Extra Note: Mint Casino (Del Webb's Mint) 1957* Opened
Downtown (100 Fremont Street) Architect: Zick & Sharp Architects; Milton Prell, Dell Webb Corp. $6 M 296 Orig.
Referencing Alan Hess' Viva Las Vegas indicates that the architect for the original Mint, built in 1957 was Zick & Sharp (p. 68 & 69. Viva Las Vegas)
Photos of the original Del Webb Mint Hotel from the Zick And Sharp Archive:
http://www.library.unlv.edu/arch/aia/awa1999/zicksharpphotos/pages/del%20webb%20mint.html

Expanded 1959. Architect: Zick & Sharp. Expanded to the site of the Birdcage Casino at the corner of First Street. To redesign the sign they reinterpreted the original arc to make an arching eyebrow that turned the corner and created an urban landmark. (from Viva Las Vegas, p. 68)

Mint Hotel & Casino 1965* Opened
Mint 1965 Tower Addition, Architect Martin Stern Jr., 300 rooms, 26 Stories
"The Mint opened a 26 story tower with 300 rooms, designed by Martin Stern, Jr.; as many of Stern's hotels, the upper floors were wider than the lower ones to allow for spacious suites" from Viva Las Vegas by Alan Hess.
Artist's rendering and electrical drawing of the Mint from the Martin Stern Archive are found at:
http://www.library.unlv.edu/arch/events/stern/

1989 (1988?) Sold & became part of Binion's Horseshoe $36.5 M

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.