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Boom Town: The Story of Uptown Palm Springs
February 23, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am |
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present. Along the way learn about three “boom” periods: pre-WWII, postwar, and today.
Originally called the Las Palmas Business District, currently the area is known as the “Uptown Design District” for the dozens of boutiques and galleries clustered along this stretch of Palm Canyon Drive.
Hear about the movers-and-shakers who built the city from a remote desert outpost into a world-class resort, and the Hollywood celebrities who made this town their favorite getaway. Explore the architecture that is such an important part of the city’s unique sense of place – from Mission and Spanish Colonial Revival to Midcentury Modern. Stops include some of the town’s earliest resort hotels, which to this day reflect the relaxing and glamorous atmosphere Palm Springs is known for.
Presented by the Palm Springs Historical Society.