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Borrego Springs Modern

A Mid-Century Modernism Architectural Tour

By Bill Lawrence

Mark your calendars now for SOHO's second mid-century modernism tour in the desert playground of Borrego Springs. November 11, 2006 is the date, when we will once again partner with the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce to reveal some of the hidden mid-century architectural treasures of this beautiful San Diego desert community. This year we will be revealing some of the little-known desert work of Southern California's most prominent mid-century architects. Phil Brigandi, historian and author of "Borrego Beginnings: Early Days 1910-1960" presents our opening lecture on the development of Borrego Springs into a mid-century oasis. The evening concludes with a reception and cocktail party at the landmark "Desert Club". SOHO was fortunate during last year's tour to be the first to open this building to the public in nearly a decade. Return this year and see the amazing progress the owner has made toward restoring this landmark in the Borrego community.

The weather in Borrego in November is nothing short of spectacular - warm sunny days and cool clear nights. Come for the tour, stay the weekend and explore! Special package rates at local hotels will be available. For more information, please contact SOHO at (619) 297-9327.

From last year's tour: Givler Residence, 1958, Henry Hester. Photo by Sandé Lollis


2006 - Volume 37, Issue 3

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