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June 19, 2008

I Saved The BIGGEST Decorative Block For Last

Well, we finally made it to the end of the “official” series. I know some of you are real happy about that. Personally, I’m going to miss doing them.     These aren’t really blocks […]
June 18, 2008

Pattern #50 At Last

I’ve really had fun showing these to you. This one, pattern #50 is really number 49 as I’ve said before. It’s deeply cut, and has has 2 different mini-patterns criss-crossing each other.     I’m sure I’ve seen […]
June 17, 2008

Pattern #49 Of The Retro Sunscreens Of Vintage Las Vegas

This is as retro as you can get. A suspended square within a square. It’s been lots of fun showing you all the different block patterns that can be found in Vintage Las Vegas.   […]
June 16, 2008

Historic Neighborhoods In Las Vegas Feature Many Mid Century Modern Homes – And Unique Architectural Concrete Block Designs

One way to find out you’ve left “Vintage Vegas” is the decorative concrete block sunscreens, and fence patterns start to disappear. Except for the “Double X” and the “Double Y” (which are still used as […]
June 13, 2008

The Mid Century Modern Decorative Sunscreens That Are Found In The Retro Neighborhoods Of Las Vegas

We’ve covered a lot of ground in our series. No one caught the mistake of a pattern that got repeated twice. I’m not going to re-number them, since no one else noticed. There’s only a […]
June 10, 2008

Retro Las Vegas Neighborhoods Have Decorative Block Walls

Pattern 46 in our series was installed over a solid stuccoed surface on this home in Paradise Palms. So technically, it’s not a sunscreen, it’s just decorative.     I love it’s simplicity, and I […]
June 9, 2008

The Retro Sun Screens Of Vintage Las Vegas – Pattern #45

It’s simple yet elegant, and does great things when laid out in reversing rows.               Can you spot the circles? The diamonds? The scallops?       We’re getting […]
June 5, 2008

Pattern # 44 In Our Series of The Mid Century Modern Sunscreens Of Las Vegas

This one has lots of hidden little designs in it, depending on where you look.                       It’s fairly common, and I’ve found it in both […]
June 4, 2008

The Privacy Screen Block Walls Of Retro Las Vegas – Pattern 43

It’s as simple as it can get. A square with a rectangular hole.                 Whether set horizontally or diagonally, they make a very fine trellis.     BIG NEWS! […]
June 3, 2008

Our Concrete Block Patterns Are Also Used In The Commercial And Public Buildings Of Las Vegas

Today’s Pattern #42 is from “The Ed Shed” which is the headquarters of The Clark County School District. Yes, the Ed Shed is really it’s nickname among the employees and teachers. You’ll find it on Flamingo Avenue between Eastern […]