Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

Re-lighting the Beachcomber

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation was honored to be a part of the ceremony to re-light the original gas-fired tiki torches at the historic Don the Beachcomber's Palm Springs location (120 Via Lola). PSPF is proud of the role it played in advocating for the preservation of these tiki torches and applauds the investment and stewardship of owners Tim Brinkman and Paul Warrin. PSPF also thanks Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper of H3K Design for their positive design influence during the course of the building's renovation. PSPF board member Gary Johns played a critical role in advocating for the preservation of the torches. At the re-lighting ceremony Johns spoke eloquently about how important even "small and modest" preservation efforts were to retaining the historic fabric of the city of Palm Springs.

PSPF distributed a "collectible" postcard (designed by Gary Wexler) to the many enthusiastic attendees of the torch relighting ceremony.

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