The Crockett Residence, constructed in 1952 in the historic Tennis Club neighborhood, is one of architectural designer Hebert 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.
In October of 2019, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Steven Keylon volunteered to write the nomination for the Merrill and Juanita Crockett Residence.