The Gillman Residence, designed by architectural designer Herbert W. Burns in 1948, was featured in a January 14, 1951 article in the Los Angeles Times Home magazine. The article described the house as a “sophisticated sun seeker” and lauded Burns’ color planning as “in the same tonal harmony as the desert itself.” Next to the front door, Burns designed a large gridded wall of square cut-outs, set with horizontally-ribbed opaque glass illuminating the entry hallway.
On May 12, 2022, the Palm Springs city council unanimously (5-0) approved the Class 1 Historic Resource designation of the Gillman Residence. PSPF board member and nomination author Steven Keylon made compelling public comment in support of the designation.
On April 5, 2022 the city’s Historic Site Preservation Board voted enthusiastically and unanimously (7-0) to recommend to city council approval of the Class 1 Historic Resource designation of the Dr. George & Sadie Gillman Residence. Both the owner and PSPF board member Steven Keylon made a public comment in support of the nomination.
On November 10, 2021, the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation (acting as agent for the owner) submitted the 75-page Class 1 Historic Resource nomination for the Dr. George & Sadie Gillman Residence to the city of Palm Springs.
In March of 2021, the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board of directors assigned the task of writing the Class 1 Historic Resource nomination for the Dr. George & Sadie Gillman Residence to PSPF board member Steven Keylon.