LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — The family who owned Wee Kirk o’the Heather Wedding Chapel in downtown Las Vegas said they were just as surprised to see it demolished as the rest of the community.
“It was definitely sad to see it go and we really weren’t aware that they were going to bulldoze it down,” said Joshua Gust.
The sign is now the only piece left of the historic chapel that dates back to 1940. Gust’s parents bought it in 1980.
“As a kid, I remember going down there, doing my homework. It’s kind of a unique building. It had a basement in it, it had a bedroom in the back, it had all kinds of things,” said Gust.
It was one of the first chapels on Las Vegas Boulevard but as downtown changed, so did business.
“You drove right by it, it was kind of the last place you