The Morelli House and the Development of Modern Architecture
Through a partnership with the Junior League of Las Vegas, the Online Nevada Encyclopedia is pleased to present an exhibit showcasing the life and home of Antonio R. Morelli. This exhibit focuses on the development of Mid-Century Modern architecture in the West and its impact on the design of homes in Las Vegas, including the Morelli House.
The gallery draws on images from the Morelli Collection (soon to be housed at UNLV Special Collections), the Richard Hooker Collection, and from photographers Allan Sandquist and Alan Hess.
In addition, Alan Hess, champion of Mid-Century Modern architecture, preservationist, writer, and architect, composed the text that accompanies the images. Hess has written over fifteen books in his series on the subject of Mid-Century Modern architecture and has been instrumental in qualifying a number of structures for the National Register of Historic Places.