Forward progress made in effort to restore American Legion Post 519

The effort to help update and preserve Palm Springs American Legion Post 519 — featured in our story here in January — got a boost recently from the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation (PSPF).

Driving the news: PSPF has been interested in the fledgling effort to save the 1948 building since last year. Its members have toured the facility and brought in experts to offer advice. Recently, it provided grant money to kick off the project in earnest.

  • The money is funding a preservation plan. Preservation architect Susan Secoy Jensen is its author.

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Nonprofit formed: Driving the efforts is the Owen Coffman Memorial Building Restoration Foundation, a nonprofit made up of Legion members and others. 

  • Visit the “Save Post 519” website at to catch up on some history. Public donations for the project will be begin to be accepted later this year

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