Palm Springs, California is famous for its mid-century architecture, but efforts by the local committee to get 12 local homeowners to submit their homes for designation has resulted in 8 refusals and one maybe.
From The Desert Sun: "Committee members are puzzled by the community's apparent lack of interest in preservation.
'Nobody will bite,' said committee member Kent Routh. 'Is the public unaware, or do they think it's a bad thing?'
Under the city's preservation ordinance, a building or other site cannot be designated as a historic landmark without the consent of the owner."