Alan Hess to talk on Monday evening



Alan Hess talks Monday night, Oct. 5th, on Mid-Century Modern architect, Paul Revere Williams, and his work in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Neon Museum, the City of Las Vegas and assemblageSTUDIO will be sponsoring Alan Hess on Monday October 5th at the 5th Street School at 7PM.

The presentation is the kickoff of the design for the Neon Museum Visitors Center.

Alan's presentation will cover the work of Paul Williams including the La Concha which has been relocated to the Boneyard of the Neon Museum as well as the architectural style of Googie.

Presentation is open to the public and everyone is welcome.


I would like to thank everyone who took part in our fabulous "Beyond the Mint: The Mid-Century Modern Architecture of Walter Zick".

We had a great turn-out for the panel featuring Alan Hess, Claire Zick Walker and Karen Zick Goff and the afternoon bus tour was not only educational but everyone was laughing, joking and having a great time.

We took lots of photos, including at every stop, a photo-op for the National Trust's "This Place Matters"website. 

As soon as I get over my exhaustion (three days, three events including one that is all day), I will post a thorough report on the day and provide lots of visuals.

Again, a big thanks to my partner on this, Dennis McBride as well as MaryJOY! Alderman for letting us tour her home, Jack LeVine for his help in getting out the word on this great event, Pam Hartley for her help in putting together the bus route, Sara Snodgrass, president of AIA-S for keeping the bus driver on route and Susan Deane and Zane and Jenny Donaldson and Brian "Paco" Alvarez for making sure no tour patron was left behind at any our stops.

If you were part of our big Zick day,  I encourage you to leave comments here about your experience or email me with them and I will include them in the upcoming follow-up report.

My thanks also to Nevada Humanities, Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas; Friends of Classic Las Vegas; VeryVintageVegas; Atomic Age Alliance, the Junior League of Las Vegas and Brian "Paco" Alvarez for their generous financial support.

And lastly, my buddy, Eric Lynxwiler, for his great posters and tour booklets.

And now, I'm going to take a nap!