Palm Springs in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Owen Coffman Post #519 Palm Springs American Legion
Architects: Albert Frey & John Porter Clark
— Built in 1948, Late Modern —
This austere war memorial building features a unique "lamella” roof created by interlocking pre-cut wood pieces that form rhomboid sections over a 3000 square foot hall with stage and a radio broadcast room in which coast-to-coast broadcasts of radio era entertainers Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Al Jolson, Cary Grant and others performed.
Erected 1999. (Marker Number 36.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Entertainment.
Location. 33° 49.724′ N, 116° 32.865′ W. Marker is in Palm Springs, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on North Belardo Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 North Belardo Road, Palm Springs CA 92262, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Telephone Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Smith / Dr. Peppers Office The Cork'n Bottle Building (about 500 feet away); The O'Donnell Golf Course (about 700 feet away); Palm Canyon Blvd Street Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frances S. Stevens School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jewish War Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of First Community Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Springs.
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