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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.

$50 (30 min)

Category: 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
No children or pets and no smoking.
Large purses and/or backpacks are discouraged.
Interior photography is not permitted.
There are some exterior and/or interior steps.
Restrooms are not available for tour use.
Shoe covers (booties) will be required.
To avoid confusion, and as a courtesy to other tour goers, please arrive at your designated tour start
Please be respectful of the neighborhood and do not park in front of mailboxes or driveways.
This event is organized by the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation.

Event Check-in Location
James Logan Abernathy Residence

611 N Phillips Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Photo Credits: Palm Springs Preservation Foundation – John Lewis Marshall – Mood Creative

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