Albert Frey

Birth Name:
Albert Frey
Birth Date:
October 18, 1903
Birth Place:
Zürich, Switzerland
Death Date:
November 14, 1998
Place of Death:
Palm Springs, California
Age:
95
Cause of Death:
Natural Causes
Cemetery Name:
Welwood Murray Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Artists
Albert Frey was a Swiss-born architect who established a style of modernist architecture centered on Palm Springs, California, United States, that came to be known as "desert modernism". Some examples of his work include Raymond Loewy House, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Tramway Gas Station, and the Villa Hermosa.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Welwood Murray Cemetery

471 W. Chino Drive

Palm Springs, California, 92262

USA

North America

Map:

Map of Welwood Murray Cemetery in Palm Springs, CA
Map of Welwood Murray Cemetery in Palm Springs, CA

Grave Location:

Section 34

Grave Location Description

The renowed architect can be found in the very northwest corner of the cemetery at the intersection of W. Chino Drive and W. Alejo Drive.

Grave Location GPS

33.830979739, -116.55307399

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