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Historic downtown Las Vegas wedding chapel Wee Kirk o’the Heather torn down



a sign on the side of a road


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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — The oldest wedding chapel in Las Vegas was unexpectedly demolished on Saturday. Now some community members are pushing for change.





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For more than 70 years, couples from all over the world tied the knot at the Wee Kirk o’the Heather Wedding Chapel in downtown Las Vegas.

Translated from Scottish, it means “the little chapel of the lucky flowers.” Now the flowers are gone, and so are the historic walls that witnessed countless love stories.

Executive director of the Nevada Preservation Foundation Heidi Swank said the chapel was recently featured on one of their home history tours.

“The owners were very excited about it, so I was totally unaware that it had sold in April,” Swank said.

Jack Paripovich with Complete Demo Services told FOX5 he found something he’s never seen in Las Vegas before.

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