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Desert Holly Historic District by William J. O’Brien, Jr.

The Desert Holly Home Owners Association will present a tour of the Desert Holly condominium complex, designed by master builder and developer William H. O’Brien, Jr. in 1957. $60 (30 min)
Category: @Palm Springs, Kid-Friendly Activity, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), 2-20, JUST ADDED



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Full Details

The Desert Holly Home Owners Association is proud to present a tour of Desert Holly, the city’s newest midcentury historic district! Built in 1957, the 14-unit complex is located in the popular Sunrise Park neighborhood and is comprised of eight buildings surrounding a large pool. Constructed by talented Long Beach master builder and developer William J. O’Brien, Jr. (who was influenced by Chinese-American modernist architects Eugene Kinn Choy and Kenneth S. Wing), Desert Holly is a rare architectural gem in the heart of Palm Springs. At least 6 units will be open for touring and you’ll have an opportunity to meet and talk to the homeowners who have preserved the integrity of this very special property. This is a self-guided tour and tourgoers will receive a four-page color collectible handout. 


Things to Know

There are six (6) homes on this tour.
A mask must be worn at all times while on the home tour.
Please be respectful of the neighborhood and do not park in front of mail boxes or driveways.
As a courtesy to other tour guests, please arrive at your designated tour start time. 
Photography is at the discretion of the homeowner.
Private homes are not wheelchair accessible.
There are some interior and exterior steps.
Please no pets, food or smoking is allowed. Water bottles are allowed.
Restrooms are not available to the public.
The organizer of this event is Desert Holly.

Event Check-in Location 

Desert Holly, 2244 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: Desert Holly, James Butchart Photography, 
Atomic Ranch, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

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