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Miles Bates Residence - 73697 Santa Rosa Way, Palm Desert

Miles Bates ResidenceCourtesy Art, Design and Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara     

Miles Bates ResidenceCourtesy James Schnepf    
Designed in 1954 by architect Walter S. White (1917-2002), the Miles Bates Residence is a unique piece of modernist architecture. The most prominent feature of the structure is its striking "wave" roof. Unfortunate (but reversible) additions hide the original front curved wall. The Historical Society of Palm Desert is leading the effort to have the residence placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

On June 7, 2017 PSPF sent a letter to the Historical Society of Palm Desert informing them of the PSPF board's approval of a $3,000 grant to help defray the costs associated with the preparation of the National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Miles Bates Residence.

At the June 2, 2017 PSPF board meeting the decision was made to award a grant to the HSPD for $3,000 to "be expended to defray the costs associated with the preparation of the National Register nomination" for the Miles Bates Residence.

On May 24, 2017 the Historical Society of Palm Desert (HSPD) made a public request for donations to help prepare the National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Miles Bates Residence. To read more about the HSPD's "Save the Wave" call to action click here.

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  June 8, 2017, Desert Sun (Miles Bates Residence)

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