Walter White: Metro Homes (Palm Desert, Calif.)

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Description

White worked with the Metro Homes company to design small homes for subdivisions throughout California. In Palm Desert, the Metro Homes (also known as "Palm Desert Homes") were one- or two- bedroom homes (either oblong or T-shaped) with and without attached carports. The Palm Desert Corporation, the large landowner, did not allow only one architect and developer to design houses for an entire neighborhood, so only a small number of lots were built.

Creator

Walter White, architect

Source

Walter S. White papers, Architecture and Design Collection; Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date

circa 1951

Rights

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Citation

Walter White, architect, “Walter White: Metro Homes (Palm Desert, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed October 26, 2021, http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/580.