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Gene Autrys Ocotillo Lodge, Palm Springs, landmark building, March 1964, 1960s
- In the 1930s Gene Autry was one of the nation's most popular movie cowboys. In 1962 Gene Autry bought this Lodge which was at the time named the Holiday Inn. He then renamed it Gene Autrys Ocotillo Lodge and subsequently it is now named "Parker Palm Springs". As his wife Jackie told the story "he wanted a place to put his baseball players during spring training. But he fixed up the properties so nice that he decided he didn't want them to stay there!", so he ended up housing them in the International Hotel which is now The Saguaro. The location of this image is 1111 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs California.
Architectural Style: Mid-century Modern
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