Modernism Week 2018 preview

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Modernism Week 2018 preview

Palm Springs Visitor Centre

Tramway Gas Station, a former Enco services in Palm Springs is a somewhat unlikely mid-century modern structural icon. So named because of its location at the base of the Tramway Road, it was intended to be the first thing visitors to the area saw, when approaching from Route 111. It’s visibility (especially thanks to its distinctive, cantileverd canopy, added in 1965 and designed by Albert Frey and Robson C. Chambers) makes it the prime spot for a visitor centre. Now, its a calling card of modernist design, often studied as a perfect example, and frequently copied since. Stop by here to pick up a physical map of all the modernist structures in the area (if our digital one doesn’t suffice!)

2901 North Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA, USA; visitpalmsprings.com