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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

1961

Donald Wexler

 

 

Bank of AmericaBank of America (City National Bank)

588 South Palm Canyon Drive

1959

Victor Gruen & Associates, Rudi Baumfeld

 

 

Del Marcos HotelDel Marcos Hotel

225 West Baristo Road

1947

William F. Cody

 

 

House of TomorrowHouse of Tommorrow (Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway)

1350 Via Ladera Circle

1962

William Krisel

 

 

Kaufmann HouseKaufman House

470 West Vista Chino

1947

Richard Neutra

 

 

Orbit InOrbit In

562 West Arenas Road

1955

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

1957

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

 

 

Tramway Gas StationTramway Gas Station (Palm Springs Visitors Center)

2901 North Palm Canyon Drive

1957

Albert Frey and Robson C. Chambers

 

 

Washington MutualWashington Mutual

499 S. Plam Canyon Drive

1960

E. Stewart Williams

 

 

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

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