Looking north at the Caesars Palace and Flamingo Las Vegas signs.
The Sand's sign, Spring 1977. Now the location of the Venetian's front exit road near the north gondola docks, facing the Strip.
The Dune's sign was (when built in 1964) the world's largest free-standing sign.
Looking northwest (in 1977) towards Caesars Palace from the original MGM (now Bally's). The Flamingo is in the process of building its first tower. The Times Square low-rise motel is in the demolition process to make way for the coming Barbary Coast.
Las Vegas Strip Panorama 1977
Northward view of the 1977 Strip showing Flamingo-to Sands-to-Riviera.
The view from Paradise Road 1977.
MGM Night Driveway 1977.
Sands Tower 1977. Now the Venetian location.
MGM from the Strip 1977.
Looking east, down Convention Center Drive, towards the Landmark Hotel 1977.
The Dunes Hotel on the southwest corner of the Strip & Flamingo Road. Now the Bellagio.
Caesars Palace 1977.
MGM Grand Hotel 1977.
Ladies walking north on the Dunes sidewalk, which is now the place to watch Bellagio's fountains.
The original Flamingo Hotel and surroundings 1977.
The Pioneer's Vegas Vic and the Golden Nugget 1977.
The 1977 Flamingo Expansion and Remodeling.
Looking north from Flamingo Road at the Times Square Motel (now the Barbary Coast).
Wide view, looking north, at the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd. and the Dunes-Flamingo Road.
Closer view of the NE corner of the Strip and Dunes/Flamingo Road. Drais' Restaurant, in Barbary Coast, now operates under the former lobby of the Times Square Motel.
The Flamingo remodeling April, 1977.
The Flamingo's neon sign installation.
Final Days at the Times Square Motel
Skateboarders in the Times Square swimming pool 1977. Now the Barbary Coast Casino. This motel (formerly Desert Villa Motel 1954-75) was set for demolition, so skaters used pool during Spring Break. The Bellagio is located where the Dunes once was, at the corner of Flamingo Road and the Strip.
View of the Times Square Motel during its last days before being demolished in April 1977. This 1954 motel & pool sat next to the Flamingo Hotel for 23 years at Flamingo Road and the Strip.
Las Vegas skateboarders in the pool (called the 'Dust Bowl') at Flamingo Road and the LV Strip - 1977.
1970s' Skateboard Culture in Las Vegas - At the 'under-demolition' Times Square Motel pool.
Caesars' sign and 1977 desert surroundings, before The Mirage Hotel, TI, Caesars' (Omnidome and) Colessium & Forum Shops were built.