A downtown hotel is now listed among some of the most historic places in the country.
The El Cortez Hotel and Casino was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which is the nation's official list of cultural resources worth preserving.
The hotel was constructed in 1941 and is primarily Spanish Colonial Revival style. It was remodeled in 1952, when the marquee and rooftop sign were added.
The El Cortez remains one of the oldest establishments on Fremont Street.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and City Councilman Bob Coffin, along with the current owners and the architectural historian Peter Moruzzi, who headed up the effort to get the building on list, were all at Thursday's presentation.