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Historical Casitas of La Quinta Cove

by:
Maggie Gordon (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-3937-9 ©2007
Price: $12.95
Book Size: 8" x 8" , 98 pages
Category/Subject: ARCHITECTURE / History

This short historical recount with many pictures explains 63 little Spanish Colonial Revival houses randomly built in La Quinta Cove between 1935 and 1941 involving the heyday of a Hollywood hiding place.

Abstract:
Deep in the Colorado Desert of Southern California lies the City of La Quinta. Tucked away in a cove surrounded by the Santa Rosa Mountains are 63 small houses. Many have a star or starlet-studded history.

The exceptional thing is that these Spanish Colonials were all built between 1935 and 1941. They are related by their modest size, white adobe-like exteriors, low, red-tiled roofs, and wooden lintels. Many of them only show the tops of their red-tiled roofs to the outside world.

Who built these homes? Who lived in them? Why are they sprinkled around the Cove without rhyme or reason?

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Customer Reviews

  beautiful preservation & history , 08/22/2007
Reviewer: Norma J. Fogarty
The captioned photos and history helped me appreaciate La Quinta even more. If only "the walls could talk". Each of the casitas is a jewel in the history of southern Calif. and the owners are fortunate caretakers. Thanks to Ms. Gordon for her considerate work.

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