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Contact Person: Bill Lawrence
(858) 472-3555
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Borrego Springs MODERN III
Save Our Heritage Organization and Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce invite architecture and history aficionados to discover and appreciate the architectural gems of Borrego Springs.

On April 24 & 25, 2009 SOHO presents our third mid-century modernism tour in the desert playground of Borrego Springs. We will once again reveal some of the hidden architectural treasures of this beautiful San Diego desert community. The tour will provide insight into the importance of restoring and preserving Borrego's mid-century modern design.

Friday, April 24th
Opening Reception & Exhibit
The House of Borrego Springs, the shop in Borrego for mid-century home furnishings, accessories and vintage art will host an opening reception and exhibit titled: Borrego Springs Modern: Plans, Renderings & Photographs, in which the five tour homes and selected significant Borrego Springs' mid-century architectural designs will be featured. Housetinis, wine and hors d'oeuvres are sponsored by The French Corner.

Reception tickets
Free (Reservations required)
Please RSVP by April 19 to or (760) 443-3300
The exhibit only will also be available for viewing Saturday April 25 - 10am-5pm

Saturday, April 25th
Mid-Century Modern Historic Home Tour
Tour five select mid-century modern private residences featuring the work of renowned California modernists including Bill Krisel and William Kesling as well as stunning homes by local architect William Perry and Borrego Springs modernist Richard Zerbe. Each home offers its own unique design for desert living.

Home Tour tickets
Advance Registration
SOHO and Mingei Museum Members - $25
General public - $30

Purchase tickets online
Day of Tour - $35/No discounts

Saturday April 25th
Sunset Reception & Cocktail Party
Following the tour relax and meet fellow mid-century modern enthusiasts in one of the most historically significant modernist designs in the Borrego Valley. The Borrego Springs Desert Club by William Kesling features an expansive view and offers an unforgettable way to unwind and watch the sun set over the Borrego Valley.

Party tickets (Pre-registration required)
Purchase tickets online
SOHO and Mingei Museum Members - $35
General Public - $45

Registration details
On line and
Call SOHO (619) 297-9327

Borrego Springs
Located just a two-hour drive away, Borrego Springs is the mid-century modern desert resort community for San Diego. Borrego Springs is the gateway to the Anza Borrego Desert State Park and historically has been a favorite escape for those looking to relax and recharge, offering all the modern luxuries but without the stress and congestion of bigger city living.

The weather in Borrego in April is nothing short of spectacular - warm sunny days with cool clear nights. Come for the tour, stay the weekend and explore! There are accommodations to fit every desire and budget. From camping in the State Park to luxurious casitas and suites; you will be well cared for in Borrego. Accommodation information is available from the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce online at

For more information online

Proceeds from the event will benefit Save Our Heritage Organization and the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce.


SOHO's mission is to preserve, promote and support preservation of the architectural, cultural and historical links and landmarks that contribute to the community identity, depth and character of our region. Save Our Heritage Organization has been serving the historic preservation needs of the County and Cities of San Diego since 1969.