The Crockett Residence, constructed in 1952 in the historic Tennis Club neighborhood, is one of architectural designer Herbert W. Burns’ most elegant late Moderne designs. Merrill Crockett, a friend of Burns, was a pharmacist and well-regarded local businessman. The residence’s striking façade is anchored by a series of opposing Arizona sandstone pylons and piers. The Crockett Residence was toured as part of PSPF’s “Herbert Burns Weekend” in March of 2018 and is prominently mentioned in PSPF’s book The Design of Herbert W. Burns written by PSPF board member Steven Keylon.
On July 8, 2021, the Palm Springs city council unanimously (5-0) approved the Class 1 Historic Resource designation of the Crockett Residence. PSPF board member and nomination author Steven Keylon made compelling public comment in support of the designation.
On May 4, 2021, the city’s Historic Site Preservation Board voted unanimously (7-0) to recommend to city council approval of the Class 1 Historic Resource designation of the Crockett Residence. PSPF board member and nomination author Steven Keylon made public comment in support of the nomination.
On February 9, 2021, the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation (acting as agent for the owner) submitted the 51-page Class 1 Historic Resource nomination for the Merrill & Juanita Crockett Residence to the city of Palm Springs.
In October of 2019, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Steven Keylon volunteered to write the nomination for the Merrill and Juanita Crockett Residence.