There were 1,031 (4.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2,307 (10.1%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. [43], James's Wonders of the Colorado Desert (above) was followed in 1920 by J. Smeaton Chase's Our Araby: Palm Springs and the Garden of the Sun, which also promoted the area. [28] According to William Bright, when the word "palm" appears in Californian place names, it usually refers to the native California fan palm, Washingtonia filifera, which is abundant in the Palm Springs area. [82] After the war started, the U.S. government bought the hotel from owner Warren Phinney for $750,000,[83] just over $13,000,000 if including inflation in 2020, and converted it into the Torney General Hospital,[84] with Italian prisoners of war serving as kitchen help and orderlies in 1944 and 1945. The Palm Springs Convention Center underwent a multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation under Mayor Will Kleindienst. The mean annual temperature is 74.7 Â°F (23.7 Â°C). The world's largest rotating aerial tramcars[142] (cable cars) can be found at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. [94] While Palm Springs faced competition from the desert cities to the east in the later 1980s,[95] it has continued to prosper into the 21st century. [38] Early illustrious visitors included John Muir and his daughters, U.S. Vice President Charles Fairbanks, and Fanny Stevenson, widow of Robert Louis Stevenson; still, Murray's hotel was closed in 1909 and torn down in 1954. Pomme Frite. While not everyone could have a Neutra masterpiece, many families could adopt aspects of Palm Springs modern. In 1890, the Jane Augustine Patencio Cemetery was established on Tahquitz Way with the burial of Jane Augustine Patencio. Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Colorado Desert's Coachella Valley. [60]:40, Architectural modernists flourished with commissions from the stars, using the city to explore architectural innovations, new artistic venues, and an exotic back-to-the-land experiences. 333, 1958–1987),[75][76][77] and Saks Fifth Avenue (opened October 16, 1959 at No. [6][7], Although the population of Palm Springs was 44,552 as of the 2010 census, because Palm Springs is a retirement location, as well as a winter snowbird destination, the city's population triples between November and March. Why not let them have it, eh? The Movie Colony is just east of Palm Canyon Drive. The mayor is directly elected and serves a four-year term. Zillow has 558 homes for sale in Palm Springs CA. [25]:46[246] It is maintained by the Palm Springs Cemetery District,[247] which also maintains the Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City. [169], Palm Springs is home to the Palm Springs POWER, a semi-pro collegiate league baseball team composed of college all-stars of the Southern California Collegiate Baseball Association. The average household size was 2.1 and the average family size was 2.9. As Culver concludes, "While environmentalists might condemn desert modern, the masses would not. [216], In the United States House of Representatives, Palm Springs is in California's 36th congressional district, represented by Democrat Raul Ruiz.[217]. ",, "Palm Springs History: Pioneers survived summer", "Wonders of the Far West: George Wharton James's New Book on the Colorado Desert", The New York Times Saturday Review of Books, "1. The city covers approximately 94 square miles (240 km ), making it the largest city in Riverside County by land area. [197][198], In 1931 the Desert Riders was established. [26]:276–79 He also asked Dr. Welwood Murray to establish a hotel across the street from his residence.