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March 2, 2010

Restorable Mid Mod In The McNeil Neighborhood Vintage Las Vegas

This is really a “fun features found in foreclosures” post. This is a very restorable mid century modern home in Vintage Las Vegas. It’s a “desert modern” and one of the few in McNeil. Mostly McNeil is a neighborhood […]
March 1, 2010

The Home Of Walter Zick Featured In Paradise Palms Newletter From July 1963

Where was I before the last week got lost? It’s time for another volume – July 1963 – of the Paradise Palms Newsletters. This one contains a special treat, which we’ll get to on page […]
February 17, 2010

The June 1963 Paradise Palms Newsletters – Commercial Center In Urban Las Vegas Is Introduced

In today’s installment, we get introduced to “Commercial Center”, which is currently under construction and scheduled for an August 1963 Grand Opening. A must read article!  “New concepts in the use of space and frontage […]
February 12, 2010

Retro Renovation’s Pam Krueber Makes A Mid Mod Video For ETSY

Our favorite post war baby boom housing blogger made an important video that makes some important points. Of course you should read Pam’s announcement at RetroRenovation, and follow the links to the original posting on the ETSY site, as […]
February 12, 2010

The Paradise Palms Desert News – Building Community In 1963

“Let’s keep Paradise Palms looking like paradise!!” — a motto worthy of re-embracing! Here’s Volume 2 Number 5, the May 1963 newsletter of Paradise Palms. This is how people networked back in 1963. Today, they’d […]
February 10, 2010

Plan 5 – The Tri – Level In Paradise Palms – A Mid Century Modern Neighborhood In Las Vegas

This one’s for you, Clay. There’s no mistaking the Tri-Level design. They were only built South of Desert Inn, in Paradise Palms– the first Mid Century Modern Neighborhood of Las Vegas. You can’t miss them. There’s about a […]
February 7, 2010

Paradise Palms Was The First Master Planned Community In Las Vegas

Someone – quite wrongfully – suggested that I’m focusing too much attention on Paradise Palms. They asked me why I haven’t done anything on downtown lately….or McNeil or McWhatnot. I’m just very happy to be […]
February 7, 2010

Some Mid Mod Eye Candy In Preparation For Palm Springs Modernism Week

  Here’s “The Dragnet House”. Aptly named for Jack Webb – Lt. Friday – who built the house in 1960. From The LA Times: Palm Springs Modernism Week is coming Feb. 12-21, and to whet […]
February 6, 2010

Plan 4 – The Original Sales Brochures For Paradise Palms – The Mid Mod Neighborhood Of Las Vegas

 Both The 4A and The 4B models are easy to spot when you drive around in Paradise Palms. Again, many of the carports have been changed to garages, or living area. There have been many […]
February 3, 2010

afdf Here’s our second installment of the Paradise Palms Desert-News from 1963! Each page is clickable if you want to read it in it’s full sized 8.5×11.  Walter Winchel, Tony Martin (?) and Ray Bolger get nods […]