The Rat Pack Playground Homes in Vista Las Palmas

Event Starts: Sat , Feb 24, 2018 , 09:30am PST

Event Ends: Sat , Feb 24, 2018 , 11:30am PST

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Event Description

In this trendy midcentury tract development of Vista Las Palmas, the classic homes are affectionately nicknamed The Alexanders (in honor of the developers George and Robert Alexander). The talented team of Daniel Palmer and William Krisel were the primary architects. Although created through mass production, these stunning homes appear to be custom-designed.

The Hollywood elite truly embraced the Modernism of these tract homes when this architectural style was regarded as experimental and avant-garde. Early advertising even called the area the Beverly Hills of Palm Springs. Debbie Reynolds, Elvis Presley, Kim Novak, Barry Manilow, and the Rat Packers Dean Martin and Peter Lawford are some of the stars who lived and frolicked in the playground. Some of the deserts most famous Modernist architectural treasures are also located in this neighborhood including the Kaufmann House, an architectural masterpiece designed by Richard Neutra.

Presented by thePalm Springs Historical Society.

Event Restrictions

Wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and hats and bring water. Please, no pets (service dogs welcome). All tour duration times are approximate.