The Mob Museum Building Model

The Mob Museum Building Model
The Mob Museum Building Model
The Mob Museum Building Model
The Mob Museum Building Model
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Own a replica of our “greatest artifact,” the historic Mob Museum building.


This storied, neoclassical building at 300 Stewart Avenue in downtown Las Vegas opened in 1933 as the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse. It played a significant role in the development of Las Vegas and it wasn't long before the building gained national attention. The courthouse was the setting for one of the famed Kefauver Committee hearings. On November 15, 1950, the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, led by Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver, heard testimony in the courtroom on the second floor (which has since been restored to reflect what it looked like at the time of the hearing).


In 2002, the feds sold the building to the City of Las Vegas for $1, with the stipulation that it be preserved and used as a cultural center. Preferably, a museum. Then-Mayor Oscar Goodman, who had represented mobsters as a defense attorney, proposed a museum that would explore the complicated history of the Mob, and its mostly hidden role in society. With the support of federal, state and local grants, the building was renovated. The nation’s leading museum designers were hired to create an institution telling the true story of organized crime and law enforcement in America. 


The Mob Museum opened on February 14, 2012, and has played an important role in the revival of downtown Las Vegas. After the renovations that restored many of the building’s historical features, it earned LEED Silver certification.


SPECIFICATIONS

  • 6.75" L x 6" W x 3.13" H
  • Comes fully assembled