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Celebrate William Cody, Desert Bel-Air Estates and Indian Wells Historic Landmark

Celebrate the Landmark Designation by Indian Wells Historic Preservation Foundation of the Crank-Garland House designed by William F. Cody, AIA. Enticing reception follows at nearby Sands Hotel & Spa. $70 (3.5 hrs)

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This inspiring and entertaining three-part event will celebrate the recent Landmark Designation by Indian Wells Historic Preservation Foundation of The Fillmore Crank-Beverly Garland House, 1961, designed by iconic architect, William F. Cody, AIA, and advertised just two years ago as a tear-down. Fastidiously restored and researched during 2017-19 by previous homeowners, the structure was discovered to be part of Desert Bel-Air Estates.

The afternoon will begin promptly at 1 pm at Indian Wells City Hall with a photo and panel presentation ‘Conversations about Cody’ including Ty Peabody, Mayor Pro-Tem; Hugh Kaptur, AIA, architect and Cody colleague; Jessy Moss (previous homeowner); Karlyn Neel (current homeowner) and other special guests; and Moderated by Linda Blank.

After the presentation, guests will enjoy a self-driving site visit at the historic Crank-Garland house. Participants will meet the current and previous homeowners who are advocates for architectural recognition as part of historic designation and preservation. Guests will enjoy a tour of the house with its deep overhangs and post and beam construction, floor-to-ceiling windows, carefully sourced period specific tile and colorful inspiring interiors.

An afternoon reception concludes the celebration at Sands Hotel & Spa and Pink Cabana, Indian Wells’ unique boutique hotel showcasing Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s mesmerizing interior design where city officials and special guests will also be on hand to welcome everyone.



Things to Know

Guests must check-in at City Hall before 1 p.m. to receive maps and directions to the house and reception. No late arrivals, please.
Check-in at Indian Wells City Hall will start at 12:30 p.m. The doors will open promptly at 1 p.m.
There are some exterior and/or interior steps.
This event is for ages 12 and older.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.


Event Check-in Location

Indian Wells City Hall, 44950 Eldorado Dr, Indian Wells, CA 92210

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Photo Credits: Bethany Nauert


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