Albert Frey: Kocher-Samson office and apartment (Palm Springs, Calif.)

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Description

In 1934, Frey was sent to Palm Springs to design and build an office building, with an apartment above, for Dr. J.J. Kocher, the brother of A. Lawrence Kocher. The building was designed to take advantage of the climate and featured a courtyard between the two offices on the ground floor, and the apartment had a large terrace on the shady north side of the building.
The photographs, taken just after construction, show how the building was the only structure in the area, surrounded by sand and sagebrush. Today, the building still stands along busy Palm Canyon drive, surrounded by other businesses and concrete.

Creator

Albert Frey, architect
A. Lawrence Kocher, architect

Source

Albert Frey papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date

1934-1935

Rights

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Citation

Albert Frey, architect A. Lawrence Kocher, architect, “Albert Frey: Kocher-Samson office and apartment (Palm Springs, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed September 27, 2021, http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/425.