Artists' Rendering - Palm Springs Art MuseumArtists' Rendering - Palm Springs Art MuseumAnyone in Deepwell who is interested in modern architecture will want to know about this. The Palm Springs Art Museum recently announced that it has purchased the historic 1960 Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan building on South Palm Canyon Drive at the corner of Baristo. Designed to house the Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan by the renowned modern architect E. Stewart Williams, this building is considered a masterpiece of mid-century style, and is one of the finest commercial buildings in the entire valley. The majority of the initial funding raised for the project came from the Edwards-Harris Family Trust, Trina Turk, and Jonathan Skow, with additional funds to be raised to fully restore the building to its original spectacular design. Marmol+Radziner Architects of Los Angeles, renowned for their restoration of two of the most significant homes in Palm Springs, the Kaufmann House and the Ship of the Desert, will offer their services pro bono to provide the architectural drawings and the expertise needed for the restoration. After the restoration has been completed, the building will serve as the Art Museum’s Center for Architecture and Design. It will house the museum’s growing collection of architectural archives and drawings, provide space for special exhibitions on architecture and design, offer classes and community programs, and provide a retail merchandise area that will supplement the current museum store.

  Reprinted DENO Newsletter Winter 2011, Steven Nash
  Palm Springs Art Museum

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