The Lost Mid-Century Moderns

73110 Grapevine in Palm Desert.  

The Lost Mid-Century Moderns in Palm Springs (We have just learned this, the Hudson House, is included on the route of this year’s Palm Desert Double Decker Bus Tour during Modernism Week, February 13, 14, 20 and 21) We have many fine examples of this architectural genre that are “The Lost Mid-Century Moderns” because we can’t connect them with their architect.  These post and beam homes were designed for maximum light, view lines and contact with the desert. Take this home for example, now on the market at 73110 Grapevine in Palm Desert. According to the County Tax Assessor record, it was built in 1957.  A knowledgeable visitor pointed out that the raked stucco exterior was often used by E. Stewart Williams, and the time frame was right.   The Hunt Was On! Our first effort to find the architect was to contact the Palm Springs Art Museum. “In 2002 Stewart Williams […]

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Celebrating the Masters: Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion

Ever since the Palm Springs Art Museum acquired the former Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan building on Palm Canyon Drive last June, and announced plans to transform the bank into an architecture and design museum, a ground swell of support has been growing.  The concept has also garnered considerable national and media attention. The museum is currently raising funds for the rehabilitation of the Class 1 Historic modern building, to create a first-in-the-county free-standing architectural museum, housed in a modernist building and owned by a museum. To date, a Founders Group of some 30 prestigious leaders and entrepreneurs have signed on.  The museum is seeking at least 100 founding members, each pledging a $25K commitment payable over three years. Designed by renowned Mid-Century Modern architect E. Stewart Williams, this new annex of the museum will be devoted to architecture and design exhibitions, programs, archive study space and will […]

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