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Built in 1960. This location went into a downward slide despite its fantastic neon sign and took a very sleazy turn, around 1995, when it was converted into a porn theater, adult bookstore and sex-prop shop.

The site eventually fell into such repair that it was condemned in March 2004 and demolished later that year.

The sign was salvaged though, and eventually restored in 2011.

This sign and several other salvaged 1950's era neon signs (the Magic Carpet Golf, Arizonan Motel, and Medina's Sporting Goods signs) were installed along Drachman St. on the north edge of Pima Community College's downtown campus at The Neon Mile: Sock Hop on April 27, 2012. The re-lighting of the signs, donated to the college by the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, was celebrated on the night with a vintage car show, a fashion show, kids' games and some 1950's style dancing and music.

These signs are still here for viewing as of 2022.

The Tropicana Motor Hotel's original location was leveled and a concrete wall/fence construction built around it, but it is still basically vacant as of 2022.

Details

Type
Hotel
Address
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Closed?
Yes (Permanently)
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