20 Fremont   Las Vegas, NV


Mecca Slots

Mecca Club



1973 to



Mecca Slots also known as Mecca Club was owned by Sylvia Sirotta for its run of less than one year.
She sold it to Herb Pastor who would remodel the boarded up casino and change the name to the Golden Goose.
Mecca Slots at 20 Fremont Street in Las Vegas 1973 as seen in the 1975 movie Las Vegas Lady starring Stella Stevens
Photos of Mecca Slots are pretty much nonexistent. However the amazing blog Vintage Vegas has an animated .gif from the 1975 B-movie Las Vegas Lady starring Stella Stevens which had some great shots of early 1970’s downtown Las Vegas. Scattered amongst the quick cut scenes was this shot of Mecca Slots. You can see the .gif at Vintage Vegas and watch the trailer for the movie on YouTube. 
Mecca Slots  20 Fremont Street Las Vegas 1973
Mecca Slots at 20 Fremont Street in Las Vegas 1973
I bought this original tourist slide below which shows a wide shot of Fremont Street in 1973
and luckily includes Mecca Slots way off in the distance. 
Look in the background between the signs for the Las Vegas Club and the Mint and you’ll see the sign for Mecca Slots.
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)
Bogg’s Bros Grocery
(ca. 1926-1931) 
Las Vegas Barbecue
(ca. 1944-1952)
Copper Grill (1953-1954)
(Closed 2016)
Nevada Bakery (ca.1926-1931) 
Nevada Shoe Shop
(ca. 1945-
Dixie Waffle & Sandwich Shop
Dixie Delicatessen
(ca. 1950-1963)
G & G Fremont
(Closed 2016)
26 Fremont
Deluxe Barber (ca. 1932-1945)
Mack Louis Bail Bonds
Jay Jewelry & Loan
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
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.
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