Coble put up some impressive buildings — buildings like Alan Ladd's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Las Casuelas Nuevas in Rancho Mirage, Ocotillo Plaza, Prickly Pear Square, Sinatra Medical Education Center, Canyon Hotel Racquet and Golf Resort and the Palm Springs Airport fountain and buildings.
Even someone who wouldn't know a developer from a dirt farmer can't help but respond to the name "Ernest Hahn." In the Coachella Valley you can hardly say "shopping center" without including some reference to the omnipresent Mr. Hahn.
Wessman came to the desert in 1960 from "across the mountains" (Hemet) where he worked for contractors "on and off" from the time he was 10 years old. He began his Coachella Valley building career as an employee with Warren Coble and Arthur Press.
There's a strong rush of nostalgia in Walt Colglazier's John Wayne-drawl as he talks about the desert in 1937 — the year his father, who was a general contractor, brought the family to Cathedral City. It seemed like a good spot.
When Roy Fey moved his family to Palm Springs from Chicago in 1956, he intended to finish construction of the Desert Skies Hotel and then move on to other interests. Developments such as Canyon View Estates, Canyon Apartments, Canyon West Estates and Canyon Vistas Estates are all projects built by Fey
|28||Publisher's Letter: Some Changes Made|
|30||Comment: An Open Line For Psl Readers|
|32||Sandscript: Mark Your Calendar|
|36||Psl Informant: News, Gossip And Such|
|40||Closeups: People You Should Know|
|63||Cosmetique: Skin Care For Men|
|65||Fashion: On The Light Side|
|72||Gallery Scene: Exhibits In Art Centers|
|73||Palm Springs Life's Guide: Where To Go, What To Do"|
|136||Astrological Forecast: A Big Month For Taurus|
|137||Books & Authors: Pill-popping And Old Age|
|141||Gourmet Gossip: Royal Recipes From A French Princess|
|146||Stocks: Toward Tiers, Rather Than Tears|
|149||Tax Talk: Even The Irs Makes Mistakes|
|151||Around Town: Culture, Sports And Parties Predominate|
|165||Estates & Properties: A Great Way To Live|
|168||Shoppers Bazaar: For Gifts And Personal Pleasure|
|47||The Home Front: A Look At The Coachella Valley Housing Market|
|50||The Sellers: Some Real Real Estate People|
|55||The Developers: Movers And Shakers Of A Great Decade|
|131||Diamonds As Investments: These Rocks Don't Lose Their Shapes|
|144||Colgate-dinah Shore: It Pays To Be Young|
ABOUT THE COVER: The housing scene in the desert is reflected in three articles this month. Our cover girl at Casas de Seville, Rancho Mirage, is Lori Shibley. Photo by Sidney H. Noles.