Thumbs up: Another architectural gem

Congratulations to local architecture aficionados for their campaign to bring Albert Frey’s Aluminaire House to Palm Springs.

Mayor Steve Pougnet announced last week that the 1931 experiment in prefab modern materials, such as aluminum, is coming to the city. He doesn’t know exactly where it’s going, but it could land on the event space in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Frey designed the 22-by-28-foot, three-story house to be exhibited at the Architectural and Allied Arts Exposition in New York City. Soon thereafter, Frey came to Palm Springs and contributed to the desert modernism movement.

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