07b Palm Springs – The Willows Historic Inn (E)
Image by Kansas Sebastian
Palm Springs Historic Landmark No. 34
The Willows Historic Inn, 1924
Dow and Richards
412 W Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs
While looking for a Heineman on Tahquiz Canyon Way, which appears to have been demolished, I turned around to find this lovely Mediterranean Revival Villa. Once the Winter home of New York Lawyer Samuel Untermyer, it is now a charming and lovely inn. Although it’s described as Mediterranean, I initially saw it as Spanish. It just goes to show that style is in the eye of the beholder.
– Kansas Sebastian
Samuel Untermyer (March 6, 1858 – March 16, 1940), also known as Samuel Untermeyer  was a Jewish-American lawyer and civic leader as well as a self-made millionaire. He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia but after the death of his father the family moved to New York where he studied law. After admission to the bar, he soon gained fame as a lawyer, focusing on corporate law, and became recognized as a civic leader, frequently attending the Democratic National Convention as a delegate.