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James Logan Abernathy Residence Tour

The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of the stunning James Logan Abernathy Residence, designed by modernist architect William F. Cody in 1962.

$45 (30 min)

Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)

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Usually only seen on small and exclusive architectural tours, the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation 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 has been featured in numerous shelter magazines and is prominently featured in Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody.  The home features a stunning interior which is liberally appointed with rare midcentury furniture and decorative arts by a host of important American and French craftsmen and designers.  Through the efforts of the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation the residence was designated a Class 1 Historic Site by the city of Palm Springs in February of 2013.  This is a self-guided tour but tourgoers will receive an eight-page color collectible handout.

The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to educate and promote public awareness of the importance of preserving the historical resources and architecture of the city of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley area.”  PSPF offers free membership as a public benefit.  To learn more about the work of the foundation see


Things to Know

This dwelling has exterior steps.
To avoid confusion, and as a courtesy to other tour goers, please arrive at your designated tour start time.
No children or pets and no smoking please.
Large purses and/or backpacks are discouraged.
Restrooms are not available for tour use.
Interior photography is NOT permitted.
Shoe covers will be required.
Please be respectful of the neighborhood and do not park in front of mail boxes or driveways.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Preservation Foundation.

Event Check-in Location

James Logan Abernathy Residence, 611 North Phillips Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: 
Mood Creative, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, John Lewis Marshall


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