Long Live La Concha - The Reconstruction

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Long Live La Concha - The Reconstruction

Postby Mark A » Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:25 am

Well folks, the La Concha shell we helped save from demise, is no longer sitting in pieces at the Neon Graveyard downtown Las Vegas. It is being reassembled on site as the new lobby for the Neon museum. These photos were shot on 12/29/07 by a VegasTaT fan, Scott Pinkerton.

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Postby ChrisLAXEncounter » Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:25 am

Thank you for the good news.

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Postby Lynxwiler » Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:36 pm

That's fantastic news!!! I'm so glad it was reconstruct-able and not too damaged by the disassembly. Shocking!!!

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Postby Perks » Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:51 pm

Awesome! I can't wait to see the finished product on my next trip to Vegas!
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Postby FinFan » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:58 am

Great, let it sweep up in the full glory again ! *** :D

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Postby Josh Geidel » Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:52 pm

Thanks for the pics Mark!
How you doin BTW!?

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Old Postcard Image

Postby Synthetrix » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:55 pm

Here is a nice old postcard that I recently acquired of the famed La Concha Motel.

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Postby sparklegem » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:11 pm

That is terrific news! It is so wonderful that the La Concha shell was saved and what a perfect re-use for it. Can't wait to visit it on our next trip to Vegas.


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