32 Fremont

Las Vegas, NV


Silver Palace

June 8,

1956 to 1964

When the Silver Palace opened on June 8, 1956 it was one of the most modern buildings of the time. 

It was the first two level casino in Las Vegas with 16,700 square feet of floor space featuring 200 slot machines, three dice tables, five 21 tables, one roulette wheel and Keno.    It was also the first to install an escalator. 

The Silver Palace was owned and operated by the Spinning Wheel Corporation.  The general manager was Tommy Callahan who 10 years later would be operating the Four Queens.

"One of the larger clubs in Las Vegas, with 16,700 square feet of floor space on the two levels, the casino is designed for 200 slot machines, three dice tables, five 21 tables, one roulette wheel and Keno."
Las Vegas Sun June 8, 1956



Swizzle Sticks from Myron Lewis' Silver Palace
Jewelite matchcover from the Silver Palace
Matchbook from the Silver Palace
Silver Palace 32 Fremont Las Vegas, NV
The half block of Fremont Street from 20 to 32 Fremont has been home to quite a few important and recognizable businesses in the past. The little alley between the Las Vegas Club and the Golden Goose sign is part of the original layout of Las Vegas as surveyed in 1905.  I took the picture below in October 2013 and the list shows some of the businesses that took up residence in this tiny patch over the years.
20 Fremont
22 Fremont
24 Fremont
32 Fremont
Las Vegas Coffee Shop
and Bakery
(ca. 1926)

State Cafe'
(ca. 1932-50)






Nevada Bakery (ca.1926-1931)

Nevada Shoe Shop
(ca. 1945-

Dixie Waffle & Sandwich Shop
Dixie Delicatessen
(ca. 1950-1963)

G & G Fremont
(Closed 2016)
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26 Fremont
Deluxe Barber (ca. 1932-1945)

Mack Louis Bail Bonds
(ca.1950)

Jay Jewelry & Loan
(ca.1952-1953)
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28 Fremont
Blanding's Palace Market
(ca. 1930-1932)
Ethels Delicatessen
(ca. 1934)
Ethel’s Liquor Store
(ca. 1937-45)
Thrifty Liquors
(ca. 1952)
Downtown Liquors
(ca.1953)
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30 Fremont
Oak Hotel
(ca. 1930-39)

La Bonita Hotel
(ca. 1944-1954)
Las Vegas Pharmacy
(ca. 1930-1953)






of Sassy Sally's






32 Fremont is the corner of
1st St. & Fremont St.

That corner has changed
many times over the years.
Click here to see
some photos
of that corner
over the last 85 years.
 The half block of Fremont Street from 20 to 32 Fremont has been home to quite a few important and recognizable businesses in the past. The little alley between the Las Vegas Club and the Golden Goose sign is part of the original layout of Las Vegas as surveyed in 1905.
This original tourist photo shows the Silver Palace at 32 Fremont beginning construction in the summer of 1955.
Vintage Dice
Licensing information:
Marion B Hicks, Joe Wells, Clifford Jones     5/25/1956 to 11/30/1956
Myron D. Lewis, Donald K. Emery, Betty J. Gunter         4/27/1961 to 10/27/1963
Myron D. Lewis, Melvin Axler, Samueal Brechner, Harold Springston     10/28/1963 to 4/1/1964

The property  became the Carousel in 1964
(from Fuller's Index Plus)


A postcard and an original tourist photo with great views of the Silver Palace from the PGG Collection.
Advertising for the Silver Palace in Fabulous Las Vegas Magazine-1959 
and the 1956 Las Vegas Classifieds
Advertising for the Silver Palace in Fabulous Las Vegas Magazine-1959  and the 1956 Las Vegas Classifieds
Silver Palace Security Patch from the Jim Munding Collection.
Silver Palace Security Patch from the Jim Munding Collection.
A postcard and an original tourist photo with great views of the Silver Palace from the PGG Collection.
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