2901 North Palm Canyon Drive,
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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As you enter Palm Springs from the West (Los Angeles) the Tram Way Gas Station was designed to be an eye catching gateway to the City. The wing-like steel canopy is 95 feet in length and from the concrete support at the service end it soars up into the sky, supported by supported on 6 steel i-beams. Period photographs show strip lighting in the steel beams, but these have since been removed.
The gas station closed in the 1990s and was saved from demolition for use as an art gallery, with Frey consulted on its restoration before his death. It was purchased by the City of Palm Springs in 2002 and opened as the official visitors centre in late 2003. Entrance is obviously free and inside there are a decent displays on modernism as well as a good selection of books (including a few that are hard to get hold of in the UK) and DVDs (region 1) as well as the all important Palm Springs Modernism map.