Palm Springs Off The Beaten Path

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    The Cork’n Bottle Building Historical Marker

    by Yaqui Updated Feb 17, 2012

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    The Cork’n Bottle Building
    Built 1935-36

    A rare example of a Depression Era Art Modern style building in Palm Springs. The double and triple bands of horizontal streamline moldings, flat unembellished blocky wall surfaces, and symmetrical façade are characteristics of the Art Modern Style.

    Originally Simpson’s Radio & Frigidaire Company, the Cork’n Bottle occupied the building since 1950.

    Designed Class 1 Historic Site #31 by Palm Springs City Council on May 1, 1996

    344 North Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, Ca. 92262

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    Lykken’s Department Store Historical Marker

    by Yaqui Updated Feb 17, 2012

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    Desert Pioneer, Carl Lykken, built the first general store in the village in 1914. For many years it contained the only telephone and the post office. The store was remodeled with the existing overhang and arches when sidewalks were installed in the early 1930s.
    Carl Lykken helped to establish the first Police Protection District and served on it board until the City incorporated in 1938.

    HSPB-9 This plaque sponsored by the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century. Cape Ann Chapter, Califorina.

    182 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

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    Living Museum of California Indian Culture

    by Odinnthor Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I am often asked if there was anything to see on the road from Phoenix to Los Angeles. There is the Joshua Tree Nat'l Park, and in addition, there is always Palm Springs. They have the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, on Canyon road. But a better one is "The Living Mueum of California Indian Culture" in Cabazon, between Banning and Palm Springs. This is great museum of the local tribes, and is presented as "living history". My daughter was fascinated by it, when she visited around the age of 12. Worth a visit. The aside from the regular museum, there are "scenes" from early tribal life set up in a fascinating display, that conveys the life and lifestyle of the early California desert tribes. It is well worth a visit.

    Address:
    Cabazon on I 10 between Banning and Palm Springs
    Directions:
    The museum is right off the north site of the I 10 between Banning and Palm Springs.

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    Tramway Gas Station Historical Marker

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Located at the Official Visitor Center at the entrance of the Aerial Tramway.

    Tramway Gas Station
    Built in 1965

    Designed by
    Albert Frey and Robson Chambers

    Conceived by developer Culver Nicholas as
    An entry statement to Palm Springs, the roof
    Is a hyperbolic paraboloid of steel I-beams and corrugated metal roofing supported by steel tubular pillars. Albert Frey was consulted in its’ 1998-1999 adaptive reuse as a sculpture gallery.

    Historic Site Preservation Board #33

    1 Tramway Road, Palm Springs, Ca 92262

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    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Historical Marker

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    This historical marker is located up the stairs towards the first viewing area on the rocks to the left.

    Local Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
    Albert A. Webb, ch. Richard S Titera, Pres.

    Designated by San Bernardino – Riverside Branch
    And Los Angeles Section 1980

    One Tramway Rd. Palm Springs, CA. 92262

    Hours of Operation
    Cars depart at least every half hour from 10 a.m., Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. weekends and holiday periods. Last car up is 8 p.m. with the last car down at 9:45 p.m

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    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Marker

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    This other significant marker is located up the stairs towards the first viewing area on the rocks to the left.

    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
    Dedicated by
    Governor Edmund G. Brown
    Sept 12, 1963
    Mountain Station 8516 Feet
    Mt. San Jacinto Winter Park Authority
    O. Earl Coffman – Chairman
    Frank M Bogert
    Francis R Crocker
    Virgil D Davidson
    James G Nusbaum
    V W Grubbs
    Stanley J O’Neill

    Henry L Lockwood – Counsel

    One Tramway Rd. Palm Springs, CA. 92262

    Hours of Operation
    Cars depart at least every half hour from 10 a.m., Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. weekends and holiday periods. Last car up is 8 p.m. with the last car down at 9:45 p.m

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    Welwood Murray Memorial Library Historical Marker

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    In 1938 George Welwood Murray donated this land to provide for a library as a memorial to his father, Welwood Murray pioneer hotel operator. Cornelia white donated an additional strip of property on the eastern end of the site. The existing structure, designed by John Porter Clark and constructed by Charles Chamberlin, opened as the first permanent home of the Palm Springs Public Library in Fegruary 1941. With the completion of the Library Center at Sunrise Plaza in October 1975 the Welwood Murray Memorial Library became the downtown branch.

    HSPS-13 This plaque sponsored by the McCallum Desert Foundation.

    100 South Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, Ca

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    Agua Calient Women Bronze Sculpture

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This lovely sculpture is just one of many center pieces the city has all over Palms Springs. So keep your eyes out for them.

    Plaque reads:
    Doug Hyde American Born, 1946
    Agua Calient Women, 1994 Bronze
    Commissioned with funds provided by City of Palm Springs Public Arts Commission, 1994.

    Located at Tahquitz Canyon Way and E of Indian Canyon. Just a street over from Palm Canyon Way

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    Site of First Community Church Historical Marker

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    This is the site of the first community church in Palm Springs Welwood Murray donated the land in 1906 and the little church stood as a landmark in the village until 1934. The existing Carnell Building designed by Harold Williams was completed in 1938, Julia Carnell owner of National Cash Register, financed both this building and the development of La Plaza.

    HSPB-11. The plaque sponsored by the McCallum Desert Foundation.

    196 North Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, Ca.

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    The Cork’n Bottle Building Historical Marker

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Cork’n Bottle Building
    Built 1935-36

    A rare example of a Depression Era Art Modern style building in Palm Springs. The double and triple bands of horizontal streamline moldings, flat unembellished blocky wall surfaces, and symmetrical façade are characteristics of the Art Modern Style.

    Originally Simpson’s Radio & Frigidaire Company, the Cork’n Bottle occupied the building since 1950.

    Designed Class 1 Historic Site #31 by Palm Springs City Council on May 1, 1996

    North Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, Ca.

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    General Telephone Building Historical Marker

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This structure was built c. 1934 by the California Water & Telephone Company as a business office and switching center. It was purchased by General Telephone in 1967 and continued as a switching center until 1984. The structure is constructed of poured in place concrete highlighted by a Spanish Eclectic façade.

    HSPB-26. This plaque sponsored by the McCallum Desert Foundation.

    365 North Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, Ca.

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    County of Riverside Historical Marker No.044

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Desert Inn
    On this site in 1908, Nellie N. Coffman 1867-1950
    Husband Harry and two sons George Robert and Earl Coffman established a small health resort hotel, Desert Inn. Her ability, determination, and charm extended the resorts reputation and people came from all over the world. In 1927, a modern hotel replaced the earlier structures. Nellie’s love and charitable works for the community earned the title of Mother Coffman. The hotel gave way to a shopping complex 1967.

    123 North Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, Ca.

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    McCallum Adobe Historical Marker

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The McCallum Adobe the oldest remaining building in Palm Springs was built in 1885 for John and Emily McCallum the areas first white settlers. Originally constructed on the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Way, and later a part of the Oasis Hotel, the McCallum adobe was moved to this site during the early 1950’s. Pearl McCallum McManus donated this land to the City with the condition that the McCallum adobe be preserved on it. The building now serves as the museum and headquarters of the Palm Springs Historical Society.

    The names and symbols carved into some of the adobe blocks are believed to be those of the workmen who formed the blocks.

    HSPB-5, This plaque sponsored by the McCallum Desert Foundation.

    221 North Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, Ca.

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    Oasis Hotel Historical Marker

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This one is on the walkway, so look down.
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    The Oasis Hotel, constructed 1923-25, contained approximately 20 units and included the Tower Building the only three story hotel building in Palms Springs for many years.

    The 40 foot tower, with its pyramidal roof, provided access to the upper story rooms and a roof top terrace. The topmost room was called “Loretta Young’s Room”, because it was her favorite in Palm Springs.

    The Modern/Art Deco-style hotel was designed by Lloyd Wright the son of Frank Lloyd Wright, and constructed of solid concrete using a technique which was quite advanced for that time.

    The McCallum adobe, once located on this site has been moved to the village green.

    HSPB-10 This plaque sponsored by Nathan W. & Bernadette K. Cohen.

    121 North Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, Ca.

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    Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker

    by Yaqui Written May 10, 2009

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    A tribute to the Arm Forces American Palms Springs Air Museum,
    California Garden Club,
    National Garden Club, Inc.

    Located in front of the Palms Springs Air Museum
    745 North Gene Autry Trail

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