Moulin Rouge

The Moulin Rouge Hotel is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. The first desegregated hotel casino, it was popular with many of the black entertainers of the time, who would entertain at the other hotels and casinos and stay at the Moulin Rouge. The Moulin Rouge opened on May 24, 1955, built at a cost of $3.5 million. The Moulin Rouge sign was designed by Betty Willis, creator of the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign on the south end of the Strip. In 1960, under threat of a protest march down the Las Vegas Strip against racial discrimination by Las Vegas casinos, a meeting was hurriedly arranged by then-Governor Grant Sawyer between hotel owners, city and state officials, local black leaders, and then-NAACP president Dr. James McMillan. The meeting was held on March 26 at the closed Moulin Rouge. This resulted in an agreement to desegregate all Strip casinos. Pictures

$5 (Cat-383)  TCR-N2405 Mold: H&C(RHC)  YR: 1993  Cond: N
Color: Day Red Insert: 3-Lime/3-Turq  Inlay: R-White   3rd Issue   R-4  (250.82)

$1 (Cat-214)  TCR-N2450 Mold: H&C(RHC)  YR: 1993  Cond: N
Color: Blue Insert: 3-Lime/3-Pink  Inlay: R-White   3rd Issue   R-3  (250.32)

Classic Collectibles

$25 (Cat-207)  TCR-N7724  Mold: SmKey   YR: 1955  Cond: A
Color: Green  Insert: 3-Black  Inlay: R-White   1st Issue  R-1  
(250.03) Cancelled-Drilled Chip on edge