The Wexler Steel Houses, built in 1961, were the vision of architect Donald Wexler, who combined "the upscale modernist ideal with prefabricated construction techniques". Six of the homes have been restored as private residences and have achieved Class 1 Historical Site status. You can find them on Simms Road, Sunny View Drive, and Molino Road.
Elvis' Honeymoon Hideaway, with its polygonal floating glass bedroom, was called "The House of Tomorrow" by Look Magazine back in the 1960s. Elvis had taken a one-year lease on the house and is said to have carried his new wife, Priscilla, over the threshold immediately after their Las Vegas wedding.
Albert Frey's Tramway Gas Station is a space-age style icon in Palm Springs. Built in the early 1960s, it's now been transformed into the Palm Springs Visitors Center, but it retains every bit of its midcentury modern charm with its wedge-shaped metal roof set against the mountains and open sky. It's considered "a prime example of modernism in architecture."
Other glowing examples of Palm Springs midcentury architecture include the Post Office (built in 1970) on W. Amado Road, the Bank of America (built in 1959) on S. Canyon Drive, and the must-see Palm Springs City Hall (built 1952-1957) on E. Tahquitz Canyon Way. All are well worth the visit!
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