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Red Tile Romance

Historian Steve Vaught presents how Spanish architecture became the signature style of Southern California in the 1920s with a look at some of Palm Springs’ greatest Spanish landmarks.

Free (1 hr)

Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Presentation, Talk

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Long before it became a modernist Mecca, Palm Springs was a paradise of Spanish-style architecture; a profusion of red tile roofs intermingled with the rich green hues of the desert palms.  Warm stucco walls, babbling fountains, graceful arches, it was as if you were transported back to the “Days of the Dons.”  And this was no mere local fad, during the 1920s and 1930s, all of Southern California was swept by an absolute mania for Spanish design that altered the region’s look in ways still visible today.  Please join historian and Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board advisor Steve Vaught as he takes you on a paseo through the fascinating history of how Spanish architecture became the signature style of Southern California in the 1920s with a look at some of Palm Springs’ greatest Spanish landmarks, some long lost, others still shining today.

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 www.pspreservationfoundation.org.  

Free, Ticketed Event

Things to Know
No children or pets and no smoking please.
This is a popular event so if your plans change and you need to cancel please notify us at info@pspreservationfoundation.org so that we may make the space available to someone else.
Free parking available.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Preservation Foundation.

Event Check-in Location
Camelot Theatres at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: 
Vintage Postcard, Robert Caldwell Photography, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

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