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James Logan Abernathy Residence Tour

The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of the stunning James Logan Abernathy Residence, designed by modernist architect William F. Cody in 1962. $65 (30 min)
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)


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Usually only seen on small and exclusive architectural tours, the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation is proud to make the Abernathy Residence available to a broader audience.  Designed by midcentury architect William F. Cody for millionaire socialite James Logan Abernathy in 1962, the 4,680-square foot pavilion-style house has been featured in numerous shelter magazines.  The home features a stunning interior which is liberally appointed with rare midcentury furniture and decorative arts by a host of important French and American craftsmen and designers.  Through the efforts of the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation the residence was designated a Class 1 Historic Site by the city of Palm Springs in February of 2013.

As part of the ticket price for this tour, tourgoers will receive a copy of the new 312-page hardcover book Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody (by Catherine Cody, Jo Lauria, and Don Choi).  The retail cost of the book alone is $60 making this tour an extraordinary value.  Additionally, the Abernathy Residence is prominently featured in the book.

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.  


Things to Know

This dwelling has exterior steps.
To avoid confusion, and as a courtesy to other tour goers, please arrive at your designated tour start time.
No children or pets and no smoking please.
Large purses and/or backpacks are discouraged.
Interior photography is NOT permitted.
Shoe covers will be required.
Please be respectful of the neighborhood and do not park in front of mail boxes or driveways.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Preservation Foundation.


Event Check-in Location

James Logan Abernathy Residence, 611 North Phillips Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Photo Credits: Mood Creative, John Lewis Marshall, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation


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