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Heart of the City - Women Built this Town

Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis.

$45 (2 hrs)

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

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Discover how a tiny agricultural settlement became a world-renowned getaway. See historic buildings from our past meld with the emerging future. Visit the two oldest structures in Palm Springs, the McCallum Adobe (1884) and the Cornelia White House (1893). Stroll through La Plaza, (1936) the first multi-use shopping center in the nation, then view the most recent upscale development – now the pulse of the city. See the Oasis Hotel tower designed in 1924 by Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright, the precursor to the midcentury movement to follow.


Things to Know

Tour duration: 2 hours.
This tour is for ages 10 and older.
Please plan to arrive no later than 8:15 a.m. for your tour.
This tour will view EXTERIORS ONLY led by a docent.
Free parking behind The McCallum Adobe.
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

Downtown Palm Springs
Palm Springs Historical Society The McCallum Adobe
221 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs CA, 92262
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Photo Credits: Welwood Murray Memorial Library. © 2018 Palm Springs Historical Society All Rights Reserved., La Plaza Theatre. © 2018 Palm Springs Historical Society All Rights Reserved. Oasis Hotel, photo by Stephen H. Willard. © 2018 Palm Springs Historical Society All Rights Reserved.


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