Indian Canyons Research Project

Indian Canyons Research Project Patrick McGrew Memorial Research Grant

The Indian Canyons area tells a fascinating story about the development of south Palm Springs during the 1960s and 1970s. Today, the Indian Canyons area represents a treasure trove of modernist residential buildings by a host of talented architects including William Krisel, Hugh Kaptur, and others.

On December 16, 2021, PSPF awarded a $5,000.00 grant to architectural historian Steve Treinen to support his research efforts “regarding the real estate development and architectural diversity of the Indian Canyons area of Palm Springs.” The primary condition of the PSPF grant was that “the grant monies be expended…[for] acquisition costs for vintage photographs, postcards, books, and other materials…scanning archival materials…costs involved with visiting institutions/archives and costs for accessing materials…costs for commissioning contemporary photography of subject matter properties…licensing costs for…[and] images that require royalties….”

This is the second Patrick McGrew Memorial Research grant awarded by PSPF.

To read the PSPF grant letter click here.

Indian Canyons Research Grant