Twin Palms Estates, Palm Springs
Park Imperial South (Barry Berkus), Palm Springs

Palm Springs Citywide Survey Update

Historic Resources Group prepared a citywide historic context statement and updated Historic Resources Inventory for the City of Palm Springs, which identified more than 1,200 historically significant properties. The context and survey explore the transformation of Palm Springs from a modest spa town into a luxury winter resort in the years between the First and Second World Wars. During the 1930s, Palm Springs became the winter weekend getaway destination for a growing number of Hollywood celebrities, and more development sprang up to house and entertain them. The post-World War II boom and related development left Palm Springs with what many consider the largest and finest concentration of mid-20th century Modern architecture in the United States.