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PSPF Modernism Week Events - February 16-26, 2017

PSPF Modernism Show & Sale Booth

Saturday-Monday, February 18-20, 2017

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

We invite you to visit the PSPF booth at the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale and talk with PSPF board members and volunteers about ongoing historic preservation initiatives. (Photo PSPF)

 

 

Abe & Marion Schwartz Residence Tour

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Time: Noon-4PM
Location: 1999 South Joshua Tree Place, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Cost: SOLD OUT

The Abe & Marion Schwartz Residence, built in 1964, has been attributed to Hollywood architect Harold "Hal" Levitt. A particularly exuberant example of modernist architecture, the residence is particularly striking from the street with its isosceles trapezoidal piers covered in quartzite. The interior has been beautifully decorated with period-appropriate furniture and features an open interior atrium. Also showcased is Levitt's signature multi-level design and a stunning floating fireplace with vintage tiles. This modernist residence deftly blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors. The Schwartz Residence was recently nominated by PSPF to become a Class 1 Historic Site in the city of Palm Springs. (Photo courtesy Gary Belk)

No children or pets and no smoking please. Photography is permitted for personal use only.

The "Grand" Canyon View Estates Tour

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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

If you want to experience a stunning variety of modernist interiors this tour is for you! The Canyon View Estates house tour will showcase at least 6 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. The ticket price includes a collectible tour map and a copy of PSPF's 40-page tribute journal The Architecture of Desert Leisure. A portion of the proceeds will help fund PSPF grants to the participating Canyon View Estates homeowners associations. (Photo courtesy Mood Creative)

CHECK-IN IS FROM 10-11AM ONLY. Tour homes will be open from 10AM-1PM. Tour homes are within reasonable walking distance of each other, comfortable shoes are encouraged. Shoe covers may be required in some homes. A tour map will be provided at check-in. No children or pets and no smoking please. Interior photography is at the discretion of individual homeowners. Restrooms are not available for use in the tour homes.

James Logan Abernathy Residence Tour

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Time: Noon-4PM
Location: 611 North Phillips Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Cost: SOLD OUT

Usually only seen on small and exclusive architectural tours, PSPF is proud to make the Abernathy Residence available to a broader audience for a second year. 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 was first presented last year in celebration of architect William Cody's 100th birthday. Tourgoers will receive an excerpt from PSPF's 2004 out-of-print tribute journal The Architecture of William F. Cody: A Desert Retrospective and a full color reprint of the Belle magazine article. (Photo PSPF)

No children or pets and no smoking please. Interior photography is not permitted. Shoe covers will be required.

Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Time: 9-10:30AM
Location: Palm Springs Woman's Club, 314 South Cahuilla Road,
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Cost: Sorry, this lecture is full

Join 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 lecture is generously underwritten by HEDGE Vintage | Eclectic Furnishings. (Photo courtesy Mood Creative).

This event includes complimentary refreshments. No children or pets and no smoking please.

Trousdale Estates: Over the Top in Beverly Hills

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Time: 11AM-Noon
Location: Palm Springs Woman's Club, 314 South Cahuilla Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Cost: Sorry, this lecture is full

Author, historian and Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Steven Price examines Trousdale Estates, an enclave of some 535 large, luxurious, mostly single-story homes in Beverly Hills, California. Developed by builder Paul Trousdale in the 1950s and 60s, it quickly became famous for its superstar residents and the extravagance of their homes. Today, Trousdale Estates comprises L.A.'s largest and most complete colony of residential work by the biggest names in Los Angeles architecture including deans of traditionalism like Wallace Neff, James Dolena, John Elgin Woolf, and Paul R. Williams, and the best modernists of the day, including A. Quincy Jones, Lloyd Wright, Richard Dorman, Edward Fickett, Harold Levitt, Cliff May and others. Often working with unlimited budgets, these architects created sprawling and elegant homes at the height of the "American Century."

This event includes complimentary refreshments. No children or pets and no smoking please.

The Alexanders: A Desert Legacy

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Time: 1-2PM
Location: Palm Springs Woman's Club, 314 South Cahuilla Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Cost: Sorry, this lecture is full

Author, architect and Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member James R. Harlan will discuss the impact of the Alexander Construction Company on Palm Springs' built environment and describe how the firm, led by George and Robert Alexander, developed a formula that combined professional architectural designs with modern building methods. As the author of PSPF's popular tribute journal The Alexanders: A Desert Legacy, Jim is widely considered the expert on "all things Alexander." His lecture will include vintage photographs and plans, and rely on lengthy interviews he conducted in 2010-2011 with architects William Krisel and the late Donald Wexler. This lecture is generously underwritten by HEDGE Vintage | Eclectic Furnishings. (Photo courtesy Mood Creative)

This event includes complimentary refreshments. No children or pets and no smoking please.

Saving an Icon: The Restoration of Hotel Lautner

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Time: 3-4PM
Location: Palm Springs Woman's Club, 314 South Cahuilla Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Cost: Sorry, this lecture is full

Los Angeles interior designer, hotel owner and Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Tracy Beckmann will provide her personal insights into the renovation of the award-winning Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs, California. The Hotel Lautner was designed by legendary architect John Lautner in 1947 shortly after his graduation from Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West school of architecture. As the co-owner of the Hotel Lautner, Tracy will expound on the glamorous but forgotten history of the property, and the challenges she faced during her hands-on renovation of the architecturally-significant hotel. The lecture will include "before-and-after" photographs which will highlight the full magnitude of the hotel's magnificent transformation. Tracy's talk will provide aficionados of great architecture some practical insight into what it takes to save some of America's most important and iconic buildings. This lecture is generously underwritten by HEDGE Vintage | Eclectic Furnishings. (Photo courtesy Hotel Lautner)

This event includes complimentary refreshments. No children or pets and no smoking please. Reservations are required at info@pspreservationfoundation.org.

Tour the Iconic Hotel Lautner or attend "A Night for Preservation" with Save Iconic Architecture on February 19th.

Frank Sinatra's "Twin Palms" Estate Tour

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time: 10AM-2PM
Location: 1145 East Via Colusa, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Cost: SOLD OUT

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. (Photo courtesy Jim Riche)

No children or pets and no smoking please. Photography is permitted for personal use only.

St. Theresa Catholic Church Main Sanctuary Tour

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Time: Three tour sessions at 11:30AM, 12PM and 12:30PM.
(Sorry, the 11AM tour session is full.)
Please indicate your tour session time in your reservation request.
Location: 2800 East Ramon Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Cost: Free, however, reservations are required at info@pspreservationfoundation.org

St. Theresa Catholic Church has graciously allowed the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation to coordinate tours of the main sanctuary during Modernism Week 2017. St. Theresa Catholic Church (1968, William F. Cody) is considered one of architect Cody's "masterworks." Cody was an enthusiastic parishioner of the church and reportedly expended much time and creative effort on the commission. The church is in remarkably original condition and many of the interior elements designed by Cody remain intact. Tourgoers will receive an excerpt from PSPF's 2004 out-of-print tribute journal The Architecture of William F. Cody: A Desert Retrospective and PSPF and church members will be on-hand to answer questions. In September of 2016, St. Theresa Catholic Church received a historic preservation grant from PSPF to help defray costs associated with the main sanctuary's exterior rehabilitation. (Photo courtesy John Lewis Marshall)

Reservations are required at info@pspreservationfoundation.org. No children or pets and no smoking please.

 

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