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Palm Springs in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Desert Inn

 

—County of Riverside Historical Marker No. 044 —

 
Desert Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, Dec 2008
1. Desert Inn Marker
Inscription. On this site in 1908, Nellie N. Coffman (1867-1950), husband Harry and two sons, George Roberson and Earl Coffman established a small health resort hotel, Desert Inn. Her ability, determination, and charm extended the resorts reputation and people came from all over the world. In 1927, a modern hotel replaced the earlier structures. Nellie’s love and charitable works for the community earned the title of Mother Coffman. The hotel gave way to a shopping complex 1967.
 
Erected by County Of Riverside. (Marker Number 044.)
 
Location. 33° 49.444′ N, 116° 32.808′ W. Marker is in Palm Springs, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on North Palm Canyon Drive (Business California Route 111) south of East Amado Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lykken’s Department Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First Community Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welwood Murray Memorial Library (about 400 feet away); Oasis Hotel
Desert Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, Dec 2008
2. Desert Inn Marker
(about 500 feet away); Plaza Theatre (about 600 feet away); McCallum House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cork'n Bottle Building (approx. ¼ mile away); General Telephone Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Palm Springs.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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