The Southern California Eichler development of Granada Hills has been granted protection by the city of Los Angeles. An interim control ordinance prevents owners from razing or significantly altering the exterior without approval. The development is expecting to be declared an official Historic Preservation Overlay Zone.
In 2005 two Bay Area Eichler subdivisions, Green Gables and Greenmeadow, were placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. The National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic resources. Read more about the Eichler nominations.
Fame or Fortune : Giants of the housing industry revealed is a new book by Edward "Ned" Eichler in which he reflects on famous men in the homebuilding industry that he has known over his long career, including his father, Joe Eichler.
Eichler: Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream, is new book about Eichler Homes by Paul Adamson (a San Francisco-based architect) and Marty Arbunich (owner of the Eichler Network website). It features hundreds of classic Ernie Braun photos and a wealth of never before published information. More information here.
A. Quincy Jones, by Cory Bruckner, is the first ever biography of one of Eichler's principal architects who went to achieve international recognition for his residential and commercial designs. Published in May, 2002, by Phaidon Press.
Raphael Soriano, by Wolfgang Wagener, is the first monograph on this important mid-century modern architect who was a passionate believer in steel construction. Soriano designed a prototype steel house for Eichler Homes that was built in Palo Alto in 1955. Published in October, 2002, by Phaidon Press.
Newspaper and Magazine Articles
Joseph Eichler: Developer who made a difference, San Francisco Chronicle, August 26, 2006
They like Eich: Couple restore a classic Eichler home to the light, airy space beloved by its visionary creator, Orange County Register, June 17, 2006
A rousing encore for the Eichlers: Futuristic for the '50s, the classic tract houses with their comfortable, open floor plans have attracted a new generation of fans, LA Times, March, 2005.
The Eichler & the Ecstasy: Bay Area's iconic homes still inspire passion, now they've found their way onto the National Register of Historic Places, San Francisco Chronicle, February, 2005.
Claude Oakland Modern homes for the masses, San Francisco Chronicle, January, 2005.
Hiding in Plain Sight is about Leslie and Christopher Dow's Palo Alto Eichler, jetsetmodern.com, April, 2003.
Saving the suburbs : Marin preserves its Eichler homes and other postwar tracts, San Francisco Chronicle, November 2, 2002.
History you can live in ; Eichler houses, futuristic for the '50s, find favor again among nostalgists, USA Today, November 1, 2002 (not available online).
Joseph Eichler-designed home in Orange may be declared masterwork, Orange County Register, June 12, 2002.
Rescuing the Relics of Modern Times, U.S. News and World Report, June 5, 2000
Vanishing Eichlers, San Francisco Chronicle, June 8, 2000
Eichler Respect, San Francisco Examiner, September 5, 1999
Eichler's Visionary Homes, San Francisco Chronicle, September 29, 1999
The Palo Alto Weekly has published quite a few articles about Eichlers. Use the search function on their site to find them.