Event Starts: Sat , Oct 21, 2017
Event Ends: Sat , Oct 21, 2017
Join the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation for a tour of the storied Kirk Douglas Residence in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood. Designed by famous modernist architect Donald Wexler and built by Robert Higgins in 1954, the home was originally commissioned as a spec house by R. S. Howard (heir to the Seabiscuit racing fortune). Douglas purchased the house in early 1957 and made some minor changes to the house for his family. The home has recently undergone a sensitive renovation uncovering some of the original architectural features. Tour the nearby tennis pavilion where Douglas papered the walls with the colorful (and now vintage) movie posters of his celebrated career. The ticket price includes a copy of PSPFs 60-page tribute journal Donald Wexler: Architect.
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and promote public awareness of the importance of preserving the historical resources and architecture of the city of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley area. PSPF offers free membership as a public benefit. To learn more about the work of the foundation seewww.pspreservationfoundation.org.
Please make note of your specific tour time. No children or pets and no smoking please. Photography is permitted for personal use only.