Palm Springs Visitor Center
The Tramway Gas Station is a landmark and former Esso service station in Palm Springs, California, and was intended to be the first Palm Springs building visitors saw when approaching the city from the north. The building, with its distinctive, cantilevered, wedge-shaped canopy, was built in 1965 and designed by Albert Frey and Robson C. Chambers. It is considered to be a prime example of modernist architecture.
The station closed by the mid-’90s, and its fate was in doubt until its purchase by a private interest, who erected a wall around the property and converted it into an art gallery. It is now operated by the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism as the Palm Springs Visitor Center.