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Colorado Belle

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1986–1987, Marnell-Corrao. 2100 S. Casino Dr.

Unlike casinos in Las Vegas and Jean, which also take the form of a great riverboat, the Colorado Belle is actually located on a riverbank. Though the core of the building is a long rectangular block, decks, black smokestacks, and a large side paddlewheel give the building its distinctive appearance. As in other casinos, the Colorado Belle's interior shuts out any sense of the outdoors. It is inspired by a generic interpretation of late Victorian style, with dark red carpets and flocked wallpaper. A hotel tower stands to the north.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Colorado Belle", [Laughlin, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 241-241.

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