Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Fickett, Edward H., FAIA, Architect (firm); Edward Hale Fickett (architect)

Dates: constructed 1952

424 East Vista Chino
Palm Springs, CA 92262-3243

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Fickett designed the house originally for George Alexander, a business associate of his and successful developer in Southern California; (Fickett was the architect for a number of residential sub-divisions erected by Alexander in the San Fernando Valley.) Tommy May, scion of the department store family, bought the house from Alexander, and occupied it from 1952-1964; the comedian, Jack Benny, owned the house from 1964-1970; Horace Brown purchased the house from the Benny estate and lived there from 1970-1973; Alexander's former lawyer, Harvey Silver, and his wife, Lillian, owned the property from 1973-1995; Andrew Linski occupied it from 1995-2000;

PCAD id: 2465