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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. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 49.444′ N, 116° 32.808′ W. Marker was in Palm Springs, California, in Riverside County. Marker was on North Palm Canyon Drive (Business California Route 111) south of East Amado Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location. 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
Desert Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, Dec 2008
2. Desert Inn Marker
(about 400 feet away); Oasis Hotel (about 500 feet away); Plaza Theatre (about 600 feet away); McCallum House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Cork'n Bottle Building (approx. ¼ mile away); General Telephone Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Springs.
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker has been removed
This historical marker has been removed while this whole block is being developed with new commercial buildings. I'm assuming the Riverside County Historical Society has relocated this marker to their headquarters and will replace it when development is completed in 2018.
    — Submitted January 20, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.

 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Desert Inn Marker missing image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen
3. Desert Inn Marker missing
Google Maps from 2017 shows development where this marker once resided.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on January 20, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   3. submitted on January 20, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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