The History of Tahquitz River Estates
is the History of Palm Springs!
Palm Springs (back then known as Agua Caliente, meaning hot water, then Palm Valley and finally Palm Springs, incorporated as a city in 1938) was discovered by a government survey team sent out to find a railroad route to the Pacific in 1853,
In the early 1930s, the first development was called Palos Verdes Estates and is still populated with charming "Old Palm Springs" Spanish revival homes.
In 1947, famous architect Paul Trousdale began building here, peppering the neighborhood with mid-century-style homes, creating an eclectic variety that boasts Old Palm Springs charm and modernism
The unfinished construction site at South Palm Canyon Drive and East Mesquite Avenue was once a source of pride for Tahquitz River Estates and the City of Palm Springs.
The faded desert jewel of Palm Springs is sparkling once again, as trendsetters from John Travolta to Gucci's Tom Ford rediscover its exuberant modernist aesthetic.
Palm Springs as well as the Coachella Valley have seen many changes through the years, and continue to renew and grow.