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Indio’s 1909 schoolhouse features adaptations for ventilation that include latticework in the overhang to allow warm air to escape from the attic.

CREDIT: COACHELLA VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER

While Palm Springs reflects the influence of midcentury modernism, Indio’s architectural gem reflects the influence of the railroad. Southern Pacific-style architecture distinguishes the 100-year-old schoolhouse at the Coachella Valley Historical Society Museum and Cultural Center.

One of Indio’s oldest surviving buildings, the school was built on the site of the current Greyhound Bus Depot. It was a hospital during the 1918-19 flu epidemic and was moved in the 1930s to be used as a classroom and cafeteria for Roosevelt School. In 1999, the city moved the school to its current site and restored it. The original tin ceiling, floors, cabinets, and most of the original windows remain intact.

On Oct. 24, the museum celebrates the centennial of the schoolhouse with a garden party that includes music, wine and hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. Information: (760) 342-6651.

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