Midcentury Modern Architecture of Rancho Mirage

Tours and Talks

Mod Mirage Walking Tours


Tours begin January 4, 2019

Private walking, biking, and driving tours of midcentury Rancho Mirage are available to individuals and groups upon request. Walking tours are two hours on quiet public streets and include exterior visits to some of the best midcentury modern architecture in the desert including 1950s and 60s homes and resort communities by Cody, Kaptur, Krisel, Wexler, Powelson, and more. Tours can be customized to accommodate individual or group requirements.  Prices range from $30 per person according to group size.

Recent Talks


Historic Neighborhoods

How the City of Rancho Mirage Grew from 1955-1975

 Click on link above

Other talks from the Library are also online:

Dream Houses of the Desert

Stately Homes of Rancho Mirage


If You Build it They Will Come

The History of Rancho Mirage's Country Clubs


Melissa Riche is available for talks on Rancho Mirage history – architectural and social – for groups large or small.  

For tours or talks, contact Melissa Riche directly:

t: 323 632 9482

e: melissa@modmirage.com

Jim Riche Photography

Limited edition prints of greater Palm Springs architecture and Urban Abstracts are available online at the JimRiche.com website or at Coda Gallery, El Paseo, Palm Desert.  Open edition prints are sold on the JimRiche.com website and at Destination PSP in downtown Palm Springs on Palm Canyon Drive.