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Casino Honored As Historic Place

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The El Cortez hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman and other dignitaries unveiled a plaque at a ceremony Thursday honoring the historic building that was built in 1941 and remodeled in 1952.

The El Cortez is one of the oldest original buildings still standing on Fremont Street.

The National Register says when it opened more than 70 years ago it was one of the largest and most fashionable hotel-casinos in Las Vegas.

The 59-room hotel was built in Spanish Colonial Revival Style. The only other Vegas casino on the National Register of Historic Places is the Moulin Rouge, which burned down in 2003.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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