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William Charles Tanner, the Man Who Designed Palm Springs in the 1920s

An entertaining and informative talk on William Charles Tanner.

Free, ticket requried (1 hr)

Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Free, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added, Spanish Colonial Revival

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Steve Scott & his husband Bob Eicholz are passionate about Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, owning two significant homes designed in the style. Their 1928 Hollywood Hills home is located in the historic Outpost Estates and was designed by Ellet P. Parcher, while their 1932 Palm Springs residence is located in the equally historic neighborhood of Old Las Palmas. The Palm Springs home is designed by William Charles Tanner, who also designed The Desert Inn, and is often credited as The Godfather of Palm Springs architecture.
Mr. Scott has become an educated aficionado of the early 1920s style of architecture, seen as the first period of significance when discussing architecture in Southern California. The presentation is both informative and entertaining as he unravels the mystery of his Old Las Palmas home, identifying it as a William Charles Tanner design and then discovering Tanner’s name for the house - Morada La Estrella - emblazoned in an unexpected place while enjoying a quiet evening at home.
William Charles Tanner’s other LA & Palm Springs designs, both demolished and extant, will also be covered in the talk.
Sponsored by Bob Eicholz & Steven J. Scott in honor of Mr. William Charles Tanner
Free, ticket required

Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.
CAMP Theater is located at the south end of the hotel’s central atrium.
Ample free public parking is available. Enter at Hyatt on Palm Canyon Drive or in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.

Event Check-in Location 
CAMP Theater, Hyatt Palm Springs, 285 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: Palm Springs Historical Society, Tracy Conrad

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