The Lost Signs of Tucson – an Exploration with Carlos Lozano

This program is ongoing.

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Join social historian Carlos Lozano for a unique experience traveling through time and space to explore the lost, once glowing, neon signs of the Tucson Valley. This collection of images, assembled over the last decade, provides an important record of the industrial design craft the added glamour and modernity the desert streets of the Old Pueblo. The presentation will include over 100 lost signs that created commercial definition and Tucson style.   

Carlos Lozano served a full 8-year term on the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and continues as Citizen Advisor on transportation issues. He chaired the Historic Landmark Sign committee which successfully amended Tucson’s Sign Code, allowing and encouraging the preservation of vintage neon. He studied Neon / Illuminated Sculpture at “The Crucible” in Oakland under Christian Schiess. Lozano volunteers in the Library & Archives of the Arizona Historical Society, specializing in historic property research. His website,, is currently transitioning into a platform to host his collection of oral history recordings.

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