Then & Now
DeLux Trailer Park - 1939
First trailer park in Cathedral City. Palm-frond roofs provided shade from the hot, desert sun.
A new amphitheater is currently under construction behind the City Hall Plaza, at the corner of Cathedral Canyon and Ave. Lalo Guerrero.
Real Estate Office - 1920s
George Allen Real Estate - first Real Estate office in town. Corner of Broadway (Hwy 111) and Cathedral Canyon Dr.
Totem Pole Cafe - 1940s
Rebuilt as a cafe and local meeting place, it was the first diner in town. The owners Mr. & Mrs. E.J, Wheeler are pictured in the early 1940s.
Taco Bell - 2020
Now, a Taco Bell sits on this corner.
Sun Haven Court
Broadway (Hwy 111)
& Date Palm Dr.
Sun Haven Court, owned by Mr. & Mrs. Paul Clark, was at the corner of Broadway/Hwy 111 (2-lane road) & Date Palm. The Clarks founded the Cathedral Citizen, our first newspaper, in 1951.
Agua Caliente Casino
Hwy 111 & Date Palm
Today, this intersection is a large and busy one. The new casino is being built where Sun Haven Court once stood. Quite a difference,
Photography of current-day Cathedral City
by Beverly Beirne