Sacramento Eichler Homes Gallery

According to my count, a total of approximately 54 remaining Eichler homes exist in Sacramento today. These homes were built between 1954 and 1956 on three streets in the South Land Park Hills area: South Land Park Drive, Fordham Way, and Oakridge Way.

Several neighbors have discussed an interest in enrolling the Eichlers on the National Register of Historic Places. This has been done in Palo Alto's Green Gables and Greenmeadow neighborhoods. If you are a South Land Park Hills neighbor who is interested or has an opinion about this, please leave a comment at the end of this post.

The South Land Park Hills neighborhood is also home to many wonderful MCM homes.


Ironically, there is an Eichler Street in the neighborhood but there are no Eichler homes on it.

The photos in this set were taken in early and late Spring of 2009.

This set is my attempt to document the homes as they are today, over 50 years after they were built. If anyone knows of a Sacramento Eichler home I've omitted, please contact me and I will include it in the group. I've removed or fragmented addresses and license plates for privacy.

UPDATE 7.9.09: Special thanks to pinetree from Flickr for his keen eye in recognizing another Eichler in the neighborhood that I did not (it now looks like a conventional home). More pictures of this particular Eichler here in pinetree's Flickr eichler homes | land park photo set.

6 comments:

Jon Valle-Iturriaga Albors said...

Buena suerte.
:-)
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Gretchen said...

Gracias, Jon. ¡Karts agradables!

Tikimama said...

Great job! I've started the same thing in Orange (as you know, because you left comments on my Flickr!), and in doing so, found out there are three neighborhoods of Eichlers there! I only knew of one. Now I've got my work cut out for me. I loved photographing these houses because they are so beautiful. At the same time, I found it very frustrating when people had their boring modern cars parked squarely in front!!

Gretchen said...

Thanks Tikimama -- it took me *forever* to catalog the homes. I really wanted a head count of some sort, as informal as it is. I started in February but my schedule and other events prevented me from finishing the post until much later. Probably because I took the time to Pshop our license plates and house numbers.

Jon said...

Thanks for making my house look so good Gretchen. As we make more changes to undo the previous re-muddling, your are more that welcome to come and take more pics!

Gretchen said...

Aren't you sweet, Jon? I've noticed so many changes around the neighborhood, especially landscaping. I'm hoping to feature individual homes in the neighborhood here on the blog. Would love to include yours. Please feel free to email me (see the front page blog description for my address).