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Moulin Rouge Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, NV
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Moulin Rouge
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Traveling out to Las Vegas is not the same without seeing the familiar Moulin Rouge just off of downtown. On May 29, 2003, the historic site of the first integrated casino in Las Vegas burned to the ground. The cause of fire to this treasure built in 1955 is suspected to be arson.

 

Moulin Rouge
Las Vegas, NV
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

(Near right) Moulin Rouge sign on property

(Far right) The rooftop sign for the Moulin Rouge as it once stood.

The Moulin Rouge was listed in 1992 to the National Register of Historic Places.

 

UPDATE : The facade of the Moulin Rouge still remains. Although the building itself burned, not all has been lost.

UPDATE 10/09 : According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mayor Oscar Goldman would like to see the historic Moulin Rouge demolished, calling it a "blight". The Moulin Rouge on Bonanza Road dates back to 1955 and is known as Las Vegas' first racially integrated casino. Fires in recent years have destroyed much of the casino and property and the well known script marquee is currently being stored at the Las Vegas Neon Museum. 10-09

 

 

 

 

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