My apologies that this didn’t get shuffled into the list of Historic Preservation Month activities.
LAS VEGAS CHAPTER May MEETING
Wednesday, May 14th
Meet and Greet 7:00
Meeting from 7:30-9:00
Carpooling to this meeting is MANDATORY. The Las Vegas Villa is in a residential neighborhood and parking is extremely limited to a maximum of six (6) cars.
Plan to park at the Liberace Museum in front of the Tivoli Gardens restaurant between 7:00 and 7:15 PM
The Liberace Museum & Foundation is located at:
1775 East Tropicana Avenue (at Spencer) Las Vegas, Nevada 89119-6529
Look for fellow AAA members waiting out front (they will have a similar bewildered look on their faces), cram as many as possible into each car and share a ride together to the home. If you arrive late, and miss the carpooling, please be extremely considerate of the neighbors. The future of the Villa depends on your parking consideration.
4982 Shirley Street Las Vegas, NV 89119
After the meeting we will return to Tivoli Gardens for a round of cocktails at approximately 9PM
The mansion, now called the The Las Vegas Villa, is host to extravagant parties and weddings. It was one of seven homes Liberace owned around the west before his death in 1987. Liberace held one of only three private gaming licenses in the state of Nevada. Howard Hughes and Frank Sinatra held the other two. The Villa, originally two separate homes, spans 20,000 square feet of elegance with five fireplaces, seven baths, four stationery bars and two kitchens valued at $8 million.
The mansion, open since 1991, has only changed ownership twice since Librace. A one of a kind architectural design, the mansion reflects the lavish lifestyle Liberace enjoyed. The Villa still remains a showcase in and of itself and has been featured on “The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.”