Town & Country Center

Mid-century modern buildings

Through a nondescript breezeway off N. Palm Canyon Drive, between Destination PSP and a bar & grill, you’ll discover an overlooked outdoor oasis of mixed-use retail, residential, and office space that has seen better days.

Currently vacant, this pedestrian friendly outdoor courtyard – which occupies a large area between Palm Canyon & Indian Canyon Drives – is flanked by a collection of mid-century and streamline moderne buildings designed primarily by noted architects A. Quincy Jones and Paul R. Williams, and built between 1946-1955.

Perhaps best known in its heyday for the Town & Country Restaurant where the city’s movers and shakers converged, today few visitors are even aware of this jewel in the rough.

The Town & Country Center’s future is currently uncertain but the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation and Modern Committee is working hard to change that, having helped earn the site historic status in April, 2016.

Also accessible through its more distinctive entrance at 171 N. Indian Canyon Drive.

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