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(November 09, 2018): Palm Springs Desert Oasis 


Gateway Estates Home 

Year Built: 1960 

Architect Yet to be Discovered

Tour Description

Desert Highland Gateway Estates "Hidden Modernism" Door Tour

Come explore the colorful doors of the Desert Highland/Gateway Estates Neighborhood during the "Hidden Modernism" Door Tour, Presented by Urban Palm Springs. 


FREE! SELF-GUIDED TOUR

Sitting at the cities northernmost end nestled under Mt. San Jacinto is one of Palm Springs' most historic neighborhoods. The Desert Highland Gateway Estates are predominantly an African-American community where most of the city's black population has lived since the early 1960's. The Gateway Estates subdivision built by the Southland Development Co. from 1959-1961 (architect yet to be discovered) is a small track of approximately 70 homes, 1248 sq.ft. in size with distinctive Desert Modernism features. 


Distinctive Desert Modernism Features   

•Decorative concrete blocks that provide both form and function 

•Open breezeway connecting the home to the Carport

•Floor to Ceiling Windows 

•Crisp clean lines and soaring clerestory windows 

•Open floor plans connecting indoor and outdoor living spaces 

•Post and beam construction 

•Private pools, rectangular or free form in shape

• Light and bright abundance of windows 

•Exteriors finished with two-tone wood, patterned brick, native stone or decorative concrete block 

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GUIDE

DOOR #1

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First Baptist Church 588 Rosa Parks

Year Built: 1964

Architect: Lawrence Lapham


DOOR #2

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Gateway Estates Home 3503 Eastgate Dr

Year Built: 1960

Architect: Yet to be Discovered

DOOR #3

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Gateway Estates Home  22 Gladys Circle

Year Built: 1960

Architect Yet to be Discovered

DOOR #4

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Gateway Estates Home  23 Gladys Circle

Year Built: 1960

Architect Yet to be Discovered

DOOR #5

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Gateway Estates Home 9 Juanita Circle

Year Built: 1960

Architect Yet to be Discovered

DOOR #6

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Gateway Estates Home  879 Gateway Dr.

Year Built: 1960 

Architect Yet to be Discovered