131 S. 1st St.


Playland Arcade

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Playland Bar and Arcade Las Vegas matchcover from Eric Miller.
Playland Arcade was a slots only establishment that had various incarnations and owners. It was adjacent at different times to Playland Bar and Playland Cafe'.
Playland Arcade was a slots only establishment that had various incarnations and owners. It was adjacent at different times to Playland Bar and Playland Cafe'.

Playland Arcade is listed in the Fuller’s Index Plus  as being open first from January 7, 1944 to 1945?

Next  under George Parry from May 8, 1945 through (?) but from the advertisement above it was at least 1953.

The third mention is for Playland Bar and Arcade under Owen Lloyd Parry from September 9, 1954 through ?
Other mentions of the Bar, Cafe', and Arcade I have found
are as follows:

1945 (April and September) 
Murphy's Business Directory lists  Playland Bar 
131 S. 1st..........2295

It is also listed in the Las Vegas Telephone directories as follows:

1944 Phonebook
Playland Bar 131 S 1st....................2295

April 1952 Phonebook:  
Playland Cafe 127 S 1st………………2323
Playland Arcade 129 S 1st………..….2226
Playland Bar 131 S 1st........................2295  

1953 Las Vegas City Directory
George Parry, Proprietor in 1953.
Playland Bar & Arcade    1st & Carson.............2295
127 S. 1st Street Playland Cafe
129 S. 1st Street Playland Arcade
131 S. 1st Playland Bar

1956 phonebook listings show:
Playland Arcade 129 S 1st........................DUdley 4-2226
Playland Bar 131 S 1st ............................DUdley 4-2295
A rare and Beutiful Playland ashtray from the PGG Collection.
Playland Arcade and Cocktail Lounge Postcard
Here are a couple of old Playland postcards with the
"Have Fun in the Sun" logo. 

This was a popular generic Las Vegas postcard where the businesses could have their name placed at the bottom of it.  

The one to the left has a 1946 postmark.
It was sent from Las Vegas to Mishawaka, Indiana. 
It has an interesting message that reads, as closely as I can decipher;

"Don't pay attention to this card as there is a Travel Bureau here. 
   Haven't been able to get as much for it as I would at home.  Am trying to get passengers to bring home with me. If I can't, will go through Tulsa Okla. and try to get a trailer East out of there.

Floyd..   Hope you can read this


This Playland Arcade and Cocktail Lounge Postcard adds
the 129 S 1st address that appears around 1952.

April 1952 Phonebook:  
Playland Cafe 127 S 1st...2323
Playland Arcade 129 S 1st...2226
Playland Bar 131 S 1st......2295 
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