The Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs was designed in 1958 by architect Harold A. Carlson, a prolific modernist architect practicing in southern California. Aside from the Boys & Girls Club, Carlson’s most noteworthy local projects included the 1966-1967 renovation (with architect Leroy Rose) of the Tropic Hills Estates apartment complex (renamed “Rimcrest”) in Palm Springs, and the Silver Spur subdevelopment in Palm Desert.
In mid-February 2022 the exterior refurbishment of the historic original portion of the club building was completed. In an effort to showcase this unappreciated modernist building it was included in PSPF’s “THIS is Palm Springs” postcard series.
On December 15, 2021, after many months of discussion with the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs, PSPF awarded a $6,860.00 grant to that organization for the refurbishment of the historic original portion of the club building. The primary condition of the PSPF grant was that “the grant monies be expended only in conjunction with the repair, preparation, and exterior painting of the original Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs building as specified in the December 14, 2021 estimate provided by R. Sanchez Painting, Inc., Job #2197.”
To read the PSPF grant letter click here.