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El Mirador Hotel, Palm Springs, looking northeast
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Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Photo Collection
Kelly, Howard D
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Historical plaque (not pictured) reads: "Opening in 1928, El Mirador was one of the most fashionable resorts of its day, catering to movie stars and captains of industry. When the U.S. entered WWII in 1941, the hotel was purchased by the federal government and converted into Torney General Hospital, treating wounded soldiers. After the war, the hotel reopened, but the easterly portion of the property became a community hospital. The hotel closed permanently in 1973 and Desert Hospital was built where the hotel once stood. The main hotel building and its tower remained standing, however, until destroyed by fire in July 1989. This accurate reconstruction was completed in May 1991."
Birdseye view of El Mirador Hotel, located at 1150 N. Indian Canyon Drive; view is looking northeast. Photograph dated February 19, 1955.
1 negative :safety ;12 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
GPC_b21_f1_i31 (Photographic print); KHAF 155-10
El Mirador Hotel (Palm Springs, Calif.)
Hotels--California--Palm Springs
Dwellings--California--Palm Springs
Mountains--California, Southern
Palm Springs (Calif.)
Palm Springs (Calif.)--Aerial views
Aerial photographs
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