Gems in the desert – Mid-Century Modern homes of Palm Springs

Below are photos of some of the amazing Mid-Century Modern homes that have been preserved in Palm Springs, California. Any trip to the city should include a driving tour to see some of the architectural wonders found throughout the city. Maps are available for sale at the city’s visitor’s center located in a striking mid-century gas station (see below).

Palm Springs Visitors Center – Source: trip

Beyond the visitors center, there are many fascinating commercial, retail, lodging, and office buildings of Mid-Century Modern design to see, as well. One can only drool over the architectural gems found here in this beautiful desert oasis. Peace!


If modernist architecture interests you, here are several books on the topic, focusing on Palm Springs, that are available through* links provided below.

Link – Modernist Paradise Link – Postcard Book Link – Mid-Century Modern

*A small commission is earned from purchases that are made using the above links to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

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