Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Neon Museum - Yucca Neon Sign

Left: Yucca Neon Sign in the Neon Museum Boneyard; Right: Pieces of the Stardust Sign
Yucca Neon Sign in the Neon Museum BoneyardPieces of the Stardust Sign
We took a tour of the Neon Museum boneyard, and among the many wonderful signs we saw was the “yucca” sign. Being botanical-themed, we just have to say something about it. In a previous post, Binomen Art- Yucca, we spelled out “yucca” in petals. No such thing here. Instead, the lettering isn’t the interesting part, rather, it’s the intricate curves of the neon tubing making up the stalk and flowers.

We wrote to the museum to get the story on the “yucca” sign - apparently, we were too busy photographing it to listen to the tour guide - and received this reply: “The Yucca Motel originally stood at 1727 South Las Vegas Blvd. The sign was designed and built by YESCO around 1950 and stood until the motel was demolished in 2010, at which point the sign was delivered to its new home here at the Neon Museum.”

If you are in Las Vegas, the Neon Museum boneyard tour is worth a visit.

Left: A Guide the Neon Museum Explains the Yucca Sign; Right: The “La Concha” Sign. (The former motel’s lobby is now the museum’s visitor center.)
A Guide the Neon Museum Explains the Yucca SignThe “La Concha” Sign. (The former motel’s lobby is now the museum’s visitor center.)

Neon Museum: Parts of Three Signs Together – Tropicana, Desert Inn, Silver Slipper.Neon Museum: Three Sign Together – Tropicana, Desert Inn, Silver Slipper.q

Restored Las Vegas Neon Signs Tour Map
Restored Las Vegas Neon Signs Tour MapRestored Las Vegas Neon Signs Tour Map
Neon Museum Brochure
Neon Museum BrochureNeon Museum Brochure

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