Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

PSPF Modernism Week Events - February 2016


PSPF Modernism Show & Sale Booth

Saturday-Monday, February 13-15, 2016

Time: Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun 10AM-5PM, Mon 10AM-4PM
Location: PSPF Booth at the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale







Hollywood Glam in Palm Springs

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Time: 5-8PM
Location: To be provided after ticket purchase
Cost: $150 BUY TICKETS

Modernism Week's most intimate cocktail party, the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation’s Hollywood Glam in Palm Springs, will be held in the sophisticated and stylish home of a 10-time Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director. The home is the work of modernist architect E. Stewart Williams; built for his son and daughter-in-law's family residence in 1986. The deft use of concrete and glass by the architect has made this home an enduring, classic masterwork of the post mid-century period and acts as a stunning showcase for the owner's many awards. Attire is Hollywood Glamorous so you can't overdress for this special party. This is the party Hollywood aficionados and modernist insiders will not want to miss.

Adults (21 and over). Evening cocktail attire please. No pets and no smoking. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Under the terms of use for this iconic property guests are REQUIRED to use the complimentary valet parking where you will receive a placard identifying you as a guest. (Photo courtesy Clara Nelson)

Hollywood Glam in Palm Springs Partner



The "Grand" Canyon View Estates Tour

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Time: 10AM-1PM
Location: 291 East Canyon Vista Drive, Palm Springs

If you are a serious "house tour warrior" this tour is for you! The Canyon View Estates house tour will showcase at least 10 midcentury "lifestyle" condominium units designed by the architectural firm of Palmer & Krisel in 1962. The strong midcentury architecture of Canyon View Estates (which includes the exuberant use of patterned concrete screen block) is frequently featured in national and international design and fashion magazines. Your ticket allows you inside the architecture so you can see how deftly the architects' double-gable roof lines bring mountain views and abundant natural light into the interiors. All units are within reasonable walking distance of each other. The tour's ticket price includes a collectible tour map and a copy of PSPF's 36-page tribute journal The Architecture of Desert Leisure. A portion of the proceeds will help fund PSPF grants to selected Canyon View Estates homeowners associations. This event is generously sponsored by H3K Design.

Tour check-in is from 10-11AM. Tour homes are within reasonable walking distance of each other, comfortable shoes are encouraged. Shoe covers (or stocking feet) may be required in some homes. A tour map will be provided at check-in. No children or pets please. No smoking permitted in tour homes or on patio areas. Photography at the discretion of individual homeowners. Restrooms are not available for use in the tour homes. (Photo courtesy John Lewis Marshall)

Canyon View Estates Tour Partner


James Logan Abernathy Residence Tour

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Time: 1-4PM
Location: 611 North Phillips Road, Palm Springs

Usually only seen on small and exclusive architectural tours, PSPF is proud to make the Abernathy Residence available to a broader audience. Designed by midcentury architect William F. Cody for millionaire socialite James Logan Abernathy in 1962, the 4,680 square foot pavilion-style house was notably featured in both the Dec/Jan 2011/2012 issue of Australia's Belle magazine and the May 2012 issue of French Architectural Digest. The home features a stunning interior which is liberally appointed with rare midcentury furniture and decorative arts by a host of important French and American craftsmen and designers. This PSPF tour is being presented in celebration of architect William Cody's 100th birthday and all tourgoers will receive a commemorative hand-out.

Please make note of your specific tour time. No children or pets please. No smoking. Interior photography is not permitted. Shoe covers (or stocking feet) may be required. (Photo courtesy Patrick McGrew)


Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Time: 10AM-Noon
Location: Palm Springs Woman's Club, 314 South Cahuilla Road,
Palm Springs
Cost: Sorry, this lecture is full

GaryJoin us for Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Gary Johns' popular slide lecture, Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs. This entertaining and informative lecture is replete with amusing anecdotes and rarely seen vintage photos. This event is generously sponsored by HEDGE.

This event includes complimentary refreshments. No children                            or pets please. No smoking. Reservations are required at                  

Lost, Saved & Endangered Partner


Frank Sinatra's "Twin Palms" Estate Tour

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Time: 10AM-1:45PM
Location: 1145 East Via Colusa, Palm Springs

Join the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation for a tour of Frank Sinatra's beautiful "Twin Palms" estate, designed by modernist architect E. Stewart Williams in 1947. With the help of PSPF, the home was designated a Class 1 Historic Site by the city of Palm Springs in March 2011 and has been described as "great midcentury design combined with Hollywood lore." This is a self-guided tour but a PSPF board member will give a brief talk about the architecture and history of the house. Tourgoers will receive a reprint of the September 2015 Palm Springs Life magazine article "Let's Get Away From It All."

Please make note of your specific tour time. No children or pets please. No smoking. Photography is permitted for personal use only. (Photo courtesy John Lewis Marshall)

In the Media

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  Locale Magazine LaQuinta 2015 Go/Do (Mad for Modern)
  October 20, 2015, Travel Age West (A guide to Modernism Week in Palm Springs)


Retro Martini Party


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