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Alexander Weekend – 10th Anniversary – March 25-27, 2011

Ten years ago (from November 2-4, 2001) the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation celebrated the “Great Alexander Weekend.” In conjunction with the 2001 weekend, PSPF published a tribute journal entitled When Mod Went Mass: A Celebration of Alexander Homes. The 2001 weekend and tribute journal raised public awareness of the seminal role played by the Alexander Construction Company and modernist architects Bill Krisel and Don Wexler in the creation of Palm Springs’ “built environment.”

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the 2001 Alexander Weekend, a more scholarly tribute journal, The Alexanders: A Desert Legacy, was written by PSPF board member James R. Harlan. The 2011 Alexander Weekend festivities included a free lecture and two days of house tours (featuring 22 homes built by the Alexander Construction Company). In all, Alexander Weekend was attended by more than 1,000 enthusiastic lovers of modernist residential architecture. A special treat was the participation of Jill Alexander Kitnick who made opening remarks at the weekend’s Kick-off Lecture and Panel Discussion. Alexander Weekend 2011 was wholly funded by PSPF, private donations and 15 generous business sponsors.

To view schedule of events click here.

To view the Alexander Weekend poster click here.

Photos courtesy Brian Blackwelder Photography, Joan Matthias and PSPF. For copies please contact us at info@pspreservationfoundation.org.

In the Media

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  Modernism magazine, Spring 2011 Issue, pages 76-77 (Alexander Weekend)
  CA Modern magazine, Winter 2011 Issue, page 13 (Alexander Weekend)
  CA Modern magazine, Fall 2010 Issue, page 23 (Alexander Weekend)
On November 2-4, 2001 the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation celebrated the “Great Alexander Weekend” in Palm Springs. In conjunction with the weekend, PSPF published a tribute journal entitled When Mod Went Mass: A Celebration of Alexander Homes. The Great Alexander Weekend and tribute journal brought to the public a much broader appreciation of the seminal role played by the Alexander Construction Company in the creation of Palm Springs’ “built environment.” It also brought to the forefront the architectural importance of the Alexander-built tract homes designed by architects like William Krisel and Donald Wexler.
 

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