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Neon Survey
Diamond Inn

Description of sign(s)

1. Name: Diamond Inn

2. Owner: {owner}

3. Address: 4605 S. Las Vegas Blvd. 736-2565

3b. Additional Site Details: North of the Glass Pool Inn is the Diamond Inn. The motel is on the east side of the strip, and is one of the larger properties on the southern tip of Las Vegas Blvd. The facility fits into the typical model of the roadside motel on this portion of the strip. An official building sits on the north side of the property and precedes a span of pavement centered with a pool, and backed by the flanking wings of rooms. A pylon side is on the north end of the property, across a span of pavement from a grass island with a rather large statue of an elephant made of fiberglass. In the near distance behind the island, the pool house for the said pool, is adorned with distinct neon as well.

4. Condition: Structure 3 Surface 3 Lighting 3

Notes: See description

5. Form: plyon, fasica

6. Specfic Description: The facility fits into the typical model of the roadside motel on this portion of the strip. An official building sits on the north side of the property and precedes a span of pavement centered with a pool, and backed by the flanking wings of rooms. A pylon side is on the north end of the property, across a span of pavement from a grass island with a rather large statue of an elephant made of fiberglass. In the near distance behind the island, the pool house for the said pool, is adorned with distinct neon as well. The pylon sign is a tall vertical rectangle with a large square internally lit cabinet in the center, a message cabinet on top of the rectangle as well as a small LED screen between the two. The large, double backed, internally lit cabinet, is bordered on the faces with purple neon, which closes in the yellow and black graphic text which advertises amenities for the motel. The cabinet on top is a six sided, horizontal, diamond-esque shape, which is double backed as well. The border of the surface of the sign is created using incandescent bulbs. Diamond Inn is spelled on the surface with two lined channel letter text. The letters are filled with incandescent bulbs and bordered in blue neon. The pool's treatment also utilizes the corresponding colors of purple and pink as well. Along the roofs edge a glowing entablature is created using a top border of purple neon as well as a bottom border of pink neon. Inside the border seven pink and star shapes are crafted out of neon tubing. They run horizontally across the length of the pediment, alternating pink, then purple.

7. Type of Display: neon, incandescent, backlit

8. Media: steel, plastic, fiberglass

9. Non-neon treatments: graphics

10. Animation: chasing, oscillation

Notes: The incandescent bulbs which border the logo cabinet chase each other from left to right while the incandescent bulbs inside the channel letters oscillate as well.

11. Environment: The Glass Pool Inn resides just to the north of the Diamond Inn. Boasting a newer, yet improperly functioning pylon sign, the larger Diamond Inn property is one of the more standout establishments in the area. Its expansive lot and pink sculpture of an elephant make the Diamond Inn conspicuous.

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Artistic Context

1. Manufacturer: Diamond Head signs

2. Designer: unkn

3. Date of Installation: unkn

4. Date(s) of any major redesign/move: n/a

5. Thematic Influence: No specific theme seems to be related to the Diamond Inn other than the typical roadside motel, typical for the south end of the Strip.

6. Artistic Significance: n/a

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