Established in 1978, the Michael H. Lord Gallery showcases fine contemporary paintings, works on paper, sculpture and photography. Housed in an architecturally-significant building built in 1929 as part of the landmark El Mirador Hotel, the 7,000 square foot gallery is located in the Palm Springs Uptown Design District at 1090 North Palm Canyon Drive.
Opening in 1928, the El Mirador was one of the most fashionable resorts of its day, catering to movie stars and captains of industry. The Spanish Revival styled garage was necessitated by the number of hotel guests and their automobiles. The second floor of the two-story building located on Tachevah Drive housed the chauffeurs while office space, service, and fueling occurred on the first floor building on the North Palm Canyon Drive side.
The El Mirador Hotel and its facilities remained an active part of the community serving as a world-renowned hostelry and military hospital until it closed in 1971. Most of the original hotel buildings were demolished in 1979 to make way for the expansion of Desert Hospital. The tower and lobby building were destroyed by fire in 1989, leaving the garage as the only remaining portion of the El Mirador legacy. Desert Regional Hospital's accurate reconstruction of the tower and lobby building was completed in 1991.
MICHAEL H. LORD GALLERY | 1090 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA | 760 699-8957