“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Palm Springs in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

McCallum House

McCallum House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, Dec 2008
1. McCallum House Marker
Inscription.  The McCallum Adobe, the oldest remaining building in Palm Springs was built in 1885 for John and Emily McCallum, the areas first white settlers. Originally constructed on the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Way, and later a part of the Oasis Hotel, the McCallum adobe was moved to this site during the early 1950’s. Pearl McCallum McManus donated this land to the City with the condition that the McCallum adobe be preserved on it.

The building now serves as the museum and headquarters of the Palm Springs Historical Society. The names and symbols carved into some of the adobe blocks are believed to be those of the workmen who formed the blocks. HSPB-5, This plaque sponsored by the McCallum Desert Foundation.
Erected by City of Palm Springs & McCallum Desert Foundation. (Marker Number HSPB-5.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 33° 49.248′ N, 116° 32.826′ W. Marker is in
McCallum House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, Dec 2008
2. McCallum House and Marker
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Palm Springs, California, in Riverside County. Marker can be reached from South Palm Canyon Drive south of West Arenas Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 South Palm Canyon Drive, 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. May Peace Prevail on Earth (a few steps from this marker); McManus Village Green (a few steps from this marker); The Oasis Hotel Dining Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); "Above and Beyond" (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plaza Theatre (about 700 feet away); Oasis Hotel (about 700 feet away); Welwood Murray Memorial Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Palm Springs Desert Museum (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Springs.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 756 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 29, 2023