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Preservation Session | “Going, Going, Gone” – Architecture and Preservation in Rancho Mirage

Melissa Riche will host our next Preservation Session which focuses on significant mid-century homes in Rancho Mirage that have been lost to demolition and aggressive remodels since the 1980s.

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Preservation Session | “Going, Going, Gone” – Architecture and Preservation in Rancho Mirage
Preservation Session | “Going, Going, Gone” – Architecture and Preservation in Rancho Mirage

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May 16, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

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Join us on Tuesday, May 16th at 5:00 PM for our next Preservation Session held via Zoom. During Modernism Week, Melissa Riche gave a talk about significant architecture in Rancho Mirage that’s been lost to demolition or aggressive remodels in the last 40 years. The 1930s and 1940s homes by Albert Frey and John Porter Clark are among the casualties. Frey’s Hatton Residence was lost to developers in the 1970s, and there have been numerous casualties in more recent times including, of course, the legendary Maslon House by Richard Neutra.

Although the pace of losses has slowed somewhat, preserving the city’s important architecture is more important than ever. Many who could not attend the Modernism Week talk in person asked if we would host a virtual Preservation Session, a great opportunity to learn more about our city’s rich architectural history.

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