Monday, July 6, 2009

Romanoff''s on the Rocks

This is another of five projects in the Coachella Valley designed by A. Quincy Jones either in collaboration with Paul R Williams or Frederick E. Emmons. This project was designed by Jones & Emmons in 1956. Quincy Jones completed part of his apprenticeship in Williams' office. Although Williams was nearly two decades older, he and Jones formed a strong bond. They remained friends for years, and collaborated on two projects in Palm Springs. As illustrated in the pictures above, the building has undergone many alterations and has been vacant for years. The newest owner is currently converting the original nightclub into a church....strange bedfellows....

1 comment:

  1. The Paul R. Williams Project has a great site dedicated to the architect at including some additional shots of Romanoff's in the Gallery section. I think this property is in Cathedral City which doesn't have a preservation ordinance.