The Landmark, Las Vegas 1960s
The Landmark was a hotel and casino located east of the Las Vegas Strip. The resort included a 31-floor tower, inspired by the design of the Space Needle in Seattle.
Construction began in 1961 and its completion was delayed several times until billionaire Howard Hughes purchased the property in 1969. He added his own touches, including 400 slot machines and 503 hotel rooms as well as restaurants, lounges and a night club.
In the 70s, the Landmark was noted for performances by artists like Frank Sinatra but continued to go through ownership changes that caused financial problems.
The Landmark entered bankruptcy proceedings in 1985 and ultimately closed in 1990, unable to compete with the mega- resorts that were being built on the Strip.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority purchased the property and demolished it in 1995, to add space for its convention centre.
This menu cover which shows the Landmark’s Tower ablaze with lights at night is from the 1960s.
Courtesy Private Collection.
Each print is accompanied by a copy of the interior menu.