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Giants of Architecture

See how desert Modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs.

$45 (2 hrs)

Category: Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors

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Seven Wonders of PS Architecture
Stroll South Palm Canyon Drive and see the most photographed and historically significant concentration of midcentury modern commercial buildings. Hollywood moguls, glamorous movie stars and locals alike banked and shopped on this iconic strip. Visitors flocked here to buy the latest in resort wear fashions.

Learn about the history of the Cahuilla tribe, early settlers, visionaries, and these giants of architecture responsible for making Palm Springs the modernism magnet of the world.

Neighborhood: South Palm Springs


Things to Know
Please plan to arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. for your tour.

Tour duration: 2 hours.
This tour is for ages 12 and older.
This tour will view EXTERIORS ONLY led by a docent.
Free neighborhood street parking.
Please wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hats, and bring water.
Please no pets; service dogs welcome.
All tour duration times are approximate.
There are no bathroom facilities on this tour.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Historical Society.

Event Check-in Location
Business District

Ramon Rd at 500 S Indian Canyon Dr, in front of US Bank
Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Photo Credits: Kathy Leonard – Steven Portoles 
© Palm Springs Historical Society All Rights 

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