Neighborhood Events in Balboa Highlands Eichler Homes
Although peaceful and quiet in the evenings… a lot does go on around here.
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Valley Tour, Fall 2000
In the Fall of 2000, Balboa Highlands was featured in an outstanding architectural tour organized by the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee. ” How Modern Was My Valley” was conducted as an all day bus tour for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and as a tour day self-driving tour for the general public by the Conservancy.
The tour highlighted significant buildings constructed in the San Fernando Valley from the 1940’s through the 1970’s. Many of these buildings represent important examples of Modern, Post-Modern and Googie architecture designed by world renowned architects. Some of the variety of architects featured on this tour include John Lautner, Lloyd Wright, R.M. Schindler, Richard Neutra, Armet & Davis and Bruce Goff. And the highlight of the tour was a half day of open houses in the Balboa Highlands tract.
The Valley represents a brave new world – the Atomic Age American dream achieved. Tucked away in this middle-class Modern homestead are some of Los Angeles’ best kept treasures. Those who went on the tour and even longtime residents were be pleasantly surprised at the Mid Century Modern architectural gems of the 40s, 50s, and 60s that still exist, Especially the fabulous Eichler Homes!