Pueblo Hotel neon sign with the classic diving lady. Tucson, Arizona.

Faded Neon: The Pueblo Hotel in Tucson

A brief history of the Pueblo Hotel

This classic 1950s neon sign advertising a hotel pool for the former Pueblo Hotel is much beloved by Tucsonans.

The Pueblo Hotel started out as The Willard Hotel. It was constructed from 1902 – 1904, and was designed by Henry C. Trost, a well-known regional architect who lived in Tucson for four years. The building itself is a Mission Revival style located at 6th Avenue & 12th Street.

The name was changed to Pueblo Hotel in 1944 and operated until 1984. The sign was added in the 1950s.

The building underwent a major restoration from 1991-1993. The pool has since been filled in and the building was turned into law offices, although the occasional tourist comes in looking for a hotel room.  Unfortunately for them, there is No Vacancy.

The sign was meticulously restored by Cook & Co. Signmakers in 2012.

No Vacancy at The Pueblo Hotel in downtown Tucson, Arizona.
No Vacancy at The Pueblo Hotel in downtown (prior to sign restoration) Tucson, Arizona.

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