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Palm Springs Mid Century Modern Self-Guided Tour

Palm Springs, California draws many mid century modern enthusiasts from around the world. If you are thinking about visiting and taking a self-guided tour, grab a printed map called “A Map of Modern Palm Springs” sold at the Palm Springs Visitors Center. The map lists 75 mid century hot spots in Palm Springs and its surrounding area. The following are the 10 must-see spots recommended by the locals:

Alexander Steel HouseAlexander Steel Houses

3100 Sunnyview Drive


Donald Wexler



Bank of AmericaBank of America (City National Bank)

588 South Palm Canyon Drive


Victor Gruen & Associates, Rudi Baumfeld



Del Marcos HotelDel Marcos Hotel

225 West Baristo Road


William F. Cody



House of TomorrowHouse of Tommorrow (Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway)

1350 Via Ladera Circle


William Krisel



Kaufmann HouseKaufman House

470 West Vista Chino


Richard Neutra



Orbit InOrbit In

562 West Arenas Road


Herbert W. Burns



Tramway Valley StationPalm Springs Aerial Tramway Valley Station

1 Tramway Road

1949 – 1963

Albert Frey, John Porter Clark, and Robson C. Chambers



Palm Springs City HallPalm Springs City Hall

3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way


Albert Frey, John Porter Clark, and Robson C. Chambers



Tramway Gas StationTramway Gas Station (Palm Springs Visitors Center)

2901 North Palm Canyon Drive


Albert Frey and Robson C. Chambers



Washington MutualWashington Mutual

499 S. Plam Canyon Drive


E. Stewart Williams



Photo Credit: House of Tommorrow & Washington Mutual by Jennifer Remias

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