Palm Springs Preservation Foundation


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There are many California non-profit 501(c)3 corporations and we are frequently asked what makes the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation different from similar organizations. We enthusiastically point out that:

    We offer free online membership
    We believe all historic properties are important – not just the modern ones or Spanish Revival ones
    We currently have no paid staff, but rely on the kind volunteerism of our members and board members
    We produce quality educational materials (like the Class 1 booklet and tribute journals that celebrate the architecture and history of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley)
    We give grants
    We strive to be collaborative with the staff and elected leadership of the city of Palm Springs

On the last point, it is our view that consistently taking adversarial positions with the city can have a long-term negative impact on our effectiveness. Dozens of individuals at all levels of city government are sympathetic to our goals because they recognize both the cultural and economic advantages of preservation. This collaborative attitude allows us to take on important issues that require extended interaction with the city.

We have tried to fill this website with quality content (including our online Class 1: A Guide to the Designated Class 1 Historic Sites of Palm Springs booklet). We hope it becomes a resource you will return to again and again whether you are a resident of the city or a first-time visitor.

Ron Marshall


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