Eichler Homes: Birth, Death, Rebirth - Saturday, May 11th @ Saratoga Library


Eichler Homes: Birth, Death, Rebirth

Saturday, May 11th, 1:00pm in the Saratoga Library Community Room

Editor Dave Weinstein will talk about the roots of Joe Eichler's progressive, perhaps quixotic, essay in modern home building, and about the company's early days. He will focus on Eichler Homes when it was at its peak as a well-run family firm, becoming the most successful developer of mid-century modern homes in the country. He suggests that the company's downfall may have been linked to the same traits that made it great. Weinstein will discuss the resurgence of interest in these homes that began in the 1990s, and the efforts to preserve them that continue today. 

David Weinstein is a popular speaker and the features editor for California Modern Magazine / Eichler Network. He is the author of It Came from Berkeley, a book covering the history of Berkeley, California. He is the former assistant city editor, special sections editor, writer, and reporter for Contra Costa Times and West County Times.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Saratoga Library and the Heritage Preservation Commission and is part of Heritage Preservation Month. It is free and open to the public.
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