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.
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
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 -
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
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
Call SOHO (619) 297-9327
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
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.