SUNMOR is a well-known central Palm Springs neighborhood comprised of a remarkably intact collection of mid-century homes built in the late 50s and early 1960s. The neighborhood is bordered by Palm Springs City Hall and the International Airport on the east, Farrell Drive on the west, and East Tamarisk and Andreas Road to the north and south respectively.
The two primary builders of Sunmor houses were locally prominent builder Robert Bob C. Higgins and the nationally prominent team of Robert Alexander and his father, George Alexander, of the Alexander Construction Company.
Over the years a number of minor Hollywood celebrities have called the Sunmor neighborhood home. However, the neighborhoods most famous resident was most certainly the outspoken cowboy mayor Frank Bogert (1910-2009). Bogert served four terms as the citys mayor from 1958-1966 and from 1982-1988 and was the author of two books that chronicled the early history of Palm Springs. Two cul-de-sacs in the Sunmor neighborhood have the distinction of being named after members of the Alexander family, i.e., Helene Alexander (Helena Circle) and her daughter Jill (Jill Circle).
There is more information to be found on the (very active) neighborhood associations web page.