The 15th annual Modernism Week love fest to mid-century architecture, design, aficionados and lifestyles has concluded under the sunny desert skies of Palm Springs, California.
We had a great time visiting and photographing a spectrum of mid-century masterpieces – from homes and commercial architecture to vintage travel trailers, including a few photographs we’ve shared here over the past week or so.
We leave it with this photograph of the popular Modernism Week tour bus photo-bombing us while making a stop at Palm Springs City Hall.
Hope to see you next year!
Herbert Burn’s 1948 Gillman House in Palm Springs Little Tuscany neighborhood is impeccable. The 4,700 sq foot home was lovingly restored and updated in 2020 by Thomboy Properties.
It’s exactly 111 miles from Paramount Studios in Los Angeles to the racquet club in downtown Palm Springs. For gas-thirsty cars of the 1960s, this classic Albert Frey-designed Enco gas station, with it’s cantilever roof built in 1965, was a welcome sight for movie stars arriving to the city for a secret getaway from Hollywood.
Highway 111 was as busy as ever when we made this photo, while the building lives on as the Palm Springs Visitor Center.
A must stop when visiting Palm Springs for lovers of interesting architecture.
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We enjoyed our visit to the Palm Springs Air Museum recently, where 59 flyable and static vintage World War II and Korea/Vietnam era aircraft are on display on the tarmac at the Palm Springs Airport (PSP) and inside four climate-controlled hangars totaling 86,000 square feet.
On many weekends, you can book a ride over the skies of Palm Springs in one of their vintage warbirds, including a C-47 Skytrain, P-51 Mustang, T-28B Trojan or the T-33 Shooting Star Jet.
The Palm Springs Air Museum is located at 745 North Gene Autry Trail.
The La Quinta Resort & Club is a historic resort in La Quinta, California.
Designed by Gordon Kaufmann and built by Walter H. Morgan, the hotel opened in 1926 as a desert getaway.
A little holiday cheer from Palm Springs. (P.S. Thank you Katy.)
1960 Nash Metropolitan crosses the auction block in Palm Springs, California.
Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center (1961). Palm Springs, California. Designed by architect E. Stewart Williams.
Considered to be in the classic Desert Modern or mid-century International style, the 13,000 square foot building originally served as a branch of Santa Fe Federal Savings & Loan.
Getting ready for the auction block in Palm Springs.
This stunning 1956 Jaguar XK 140MC Roadster was once owned by Alex Trebek. #Jaguar #XK140 #Roadster #britishcars #classicjaguar #alextrebek #palmsprings #carcandy
L’Éternel Printemps. c. 1884 Auguste Rodin. Close-up of Eternal Spring, a white marble depiction currently on exhibit at Sunnylands Center, Rancho Mirage, California.
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