Building for The Neon Museum in Las Vegas Celebrates its 60th Anniversary: Structure Designed by African American Architect Paul Revere Williams

February is Black History Month. There are many notable achievements, in Black History. Today, we focus on an architectural achievement, specific to Las Vegas. This year, the building which originally served as the La Concha Motel in Downtown Las Vegas celebrates its 60th anniversary.

The structure was designed by African American architect Paul Revere Williams. He was a pioneer in his field. The motel was open from 1961 to 2004. Today, it houses the visitor center for The Neon Museum.

Mr. Williams also was the visionary behind Berkley Square. It is a housing development in West Las Vegas and is on the National Register of Historic Places.