The Tropicana casino’s stained glass ceiling

Arching above the full length of the Tropicana’s main casino floor, the ceiling is capped at one end with a semi-circular leaded stained glass panel depicting art nouveau figures. The ceiling, valued at more than a million dollars, consists of more than 4,000 square feet of leaded glass, and is a replica of the ceiling that adorned the Hibernia Bank of San Francisco in the 1880’s. It was built in 1979 during an extensive renovation of the now five-decades-old Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

In a city renowned for imploding the Strip’s older buildings, the Tropicana, with its architectural gem, still stands.

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