$110 (1.5 hours), 7 homes on this tour
The Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood (HTCN) is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Palm Springs surrounded by the San Jacinto Mountains. It was named after the Palm Springs Tennis Club that was founded in 1937 by pioneer Pearl McCallum McManus. It offered accommodations, tennis courts and a palm circled pool. At the time the original circular pool was the most photographed in the world. In the 1880s it was owned by San Francisco Judge John McCallum who unsuccessfully tried to develop agriculture here. The neighborhood borders Tahquitz Canyon with access to popular hiking trails. One of the first churches in town was built in the neighborhood in 1936. There are eleven structures within the HTC boundaries that are found in the historic registry. “The neighborhood’s charm is its eclectic mixture of 400 homes, condos, apartments, inns and restaurants–many surrounded by historic stone walls. There is even an Indian burial ground.” Newer construction in the 50s, 60s, 70s and within the last ten years have expanded from Spanish style architecture to include representations of midcentury architecture. These homes have clean lines with minimalist exteriors. The interiors have large open floor plans with magnificent floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery.
Things to Know
There are seven (7) homes on this tour.
As a courtesy to other guests, please arrive at the time on your ticket.
This tour is for ages 12 and older.
There is ample street parking.
Please no food, drinks, smoking or pets permitted.
Photography is at the discretion of the homeowner.
Private homes are not wheelchair accessible.
Bathrooms in homes are not accessible.
There are some interior/exterior steps..
The organizer of this event is Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood Organization.
Event Check-in Location
584 Capella Court
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo Credits: Donato Di Natale
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