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Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Ushering in a New Design Era

View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

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


A jewel among our desert neighborhoods, this subdivision truly demonstrates the creative genius of architect William Krisel and the Alexander developers. Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Charlie Farrell and author Ray Bradbury are some of the celebrities who lived in these unique homes. Each house appears to be custom built due to the alternating facades and site orientations, with a variety of rooflines. The desert landscaping, an integral feature of the architectural design, complements the innovative architecture. What began in 1956 as an exciting "new look" still enchants us today.


Things to Know

This event is for ages 10 and older.
Tour duration: approximately 2.5 hours.
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 neighborhood street parking on the corner of Navajo and Apache.
Please wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hats, and bring water.
Please no pets; service dogs welcome.
There are no bathroom facilities on this tour.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Historical Society.

Event Check-in Location

Twin Palms
S Navajo Dr and Apache Rd
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Photo Credits: Photo by Kathy Leonard. © 2018 All Rights Reserved., Photo by Kathy Leonard. © 2018 All Rights Reserved., Photo by Kathy Leonard. © 2018 All Rights Reserved.


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