1930s modernist Aluminaire House moves cross-country to Palm Springs

DEZEEN WORLDWIDE
AUGUST 2, 2017

The structure is being transported in a tractor-trailer, with an exterior covered with graphics of the home. The truck will be on view during Palm Springs Modernism Week, which runs from 16 to 26 February 2017. Once a new park is completed in downtown Palm Springs later this year, the home will be assembled there and opened up to the public. Frey lived and practiced in Palm Springs from 1939 until his death in 1998. The southern California city was an epicenter for modernist architecture in the US. “With the Aluminaire in Palm Springs, the entire arc of Frey’s career in America, from 1931 to 1986, can be experienced,” the foundation said. The Aluminaire House Foundation is working to have the home added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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