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Neon Survey
Glass Pool Inn

Description of sign(s)

1. Name: Glass Pool Inn

2. Owner: {owner}

3. Address: {address}

3b. Additional Site Details: Located on the very south end of Las Vegas Blvd the Glass Pool Inn boasts a Pylon/Pole sign along the east side of the Strip. Both the sign and the adjacent lounge, which holds vestiges of wall signs, are directly Northwest of the famed glass Portaled pool, where the establishment takes it's name.

4. Condition: Structure 3 Surface 2 Lighting 2

Notes: See description

5. Form: plyon

6. Specfic Description: The Glass Pool's main sign is a double-backed, double poled, internally lit pylon design. The top portion, a sculpted internally lit marquee in the classic kidney pool shape, reads "Glass Pool Inn." A smaller sign of similar water referenced design, sits below the main marquee. They are both contained in sheet metal framed painted blue. The bottom portion is comprised of a incandescent bulb LED matrix center, a Sheet metal message center containing a small plastic readerboard with vinyl letters, and a red neon sign for vacancy. The boxes or the message centers are also blue sheet metal.

7. Type of Display: neon, incandescent, LED, backlit

8. Media: steel, plastic

9. Non-neon treatments: paint

10. Animation: none

Notes: n/a

11. Environment: The Glass Pool Inn sits on south end of the strip among the small dying hotels of Las Vegas Blvd.'s earlier history, it is one of the first signs you see traveling North on the strip entering town. Just north lies the beginning of the main flood of architecture from the modern strip; while to its south are the beginnings of the strip and the spawning new growth of Las Vegas. The Glass Pool stands in the unique position of being in that gateway of entering the Las Vegas Strip

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Artistic Context

1. Manufacturer: Young Electric Sign Company

2. Designer: unkn

3. Date of Installation: 1953

4. Date(s) of any major redesign/move: In 1989 when Steve Wynn was establishing the Mirage, there was another property which also had the name: the small southern Strip, roadside motel. When Wynn acquired the name the original Mirage simply changed its name to the Glass Pool Inn. The original sign was left in place, and simply remodeled to fit the new name of the motel. Permitted by the county to refurbish in December of 1988.

5. Thematic Influence: Water and the pool itself, kidney-shaped design.

6. Artistic Significance: The Glass Pool is an artistic artifact of the older smaller strip hotels. Artistically it is reminiscent of the roadside pole sign used to attract traffic.
It represents one of the last strip roadside motels in that portion of the Strip.

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