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Mid-Century Modern California Desert

This section is dedicated to the mid-century modern stuff around Palm Springs and the desert areas surrounding.


Frey's Tramway Gas Station
Palm Springs, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

A cultural landmark for generations, the Albert Frey Aerial Tramway gas station has now been transformed into an art gallery. The old classic petrol pump was preserved from possible demolition by the tremendous efforts of preservation groups, including the L.A. Conservancy.

Here are photos taken in 1998 while the building was being gutted out.



Canyon Apartments
Palm Springs, CA
Photo courtesy Mark Regester

Here's an old mid-century style apartment building called the Canyon, located in Palm Spring



Art Building
Palm Springs, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's an interesting circular/cylindrical building with all glass walls. Not sure what this was in the past.









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