Eichler History

Eichler Homes, the company run by Joseph Eichler from 1949 to 1966, built more than 10,000 homes in the San Francisco area and about 900 in Southern California.

I've collected several magazine articles, sales brochures, and other items that relate to Eichlers built in The Highlands from 1956 to 1965.

An Eichler owner in Sunnyvale loaned me color copies of an article published in Family Circle magazine that is about our Eichler model. The date of the issue is unknown, but it is probably early 1960's. The text is typical marketing fluff but the pictures are priceless. Taken by Ernie Braun, the principal Eichler photographer in the late 50's and early 60's, they are unusual in that they are in color. View more articles.

This Eichler brochure was used to promote a late stage of development of the San Mateo Highlands subdivision, when some adjacent streets were built out in 1957-58. View more brochures.

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September 1959 Arts & Architecture, magazine. It included an article on Eichler Homes which featured our house model.

Family Circle article, date unknown but probably early 1960's. It had an article on Eichler homes in Sunnyvale and featured a beautiful series of color Ernie Braun photos of our house model.

Eichler sales brochure from the late 50's used in The Highlands to sell houses on some streets adjacent to ours.
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