Designed by architect Donald A. Wexler, FAIA, for his family in 1954, the Wexler Residence was completed in 1955. The house was built by Leonard Wolf, a local builder and city councilman. An important example of a custom modernist residence, the house prominently appeared in a Los Angeles Times Home magazine article in February of 1958.
On January 13, 2022, the Palm Springs city council unanimously (5-0) approved the Class 1 Historic Resource designation of the Wexler Residence. PSPF board member and nomination author Steven Keylon made public comment in support of the designation. A council member kindly likened reading PSPF nominations to a “history lesson.”
On November 2, 2021 the city’s Historic Site Preservation Board voted unanimously (6-0) to recommend to city council approval of the Class 1 Historic Resource designation of the Wexler Residence. Several HSPB members lauded the quality of the nomination.
On August 19, 2021, the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation (acting as agent for the owner) submitted the 52-page Class 1 Historic Resource nomination for the Donald & Marilynn Wexler 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 Donald & Marilynn Wexler Residence to PSPF board member Steven Keylon.