Abrams, Harold
Ain, Gregory
Alexander, Robert E.
Anderson, Guy
Antelline, Jon P.
Applebaum, Norm
Batter-Kay Associates
Beadle, Alfred
Beckett, Welton
Benedict, Hiram Hudson
Bird, Fujimoto & Fish
Bonini, Vincent
Brownell, J. Herbert
Buff, Straub and Hensman
Campbell, Donald
Cody, William F.
Crane, Loch
Dammann, Bruce
Davis, Ronald K.
Decker, Arthur
Deems-Lewis
Delawie, Homer
Des Lauriers, Robert
Drake, Gordon
Eckel, George
Eggers, Henry
Ellwood, Craig
Ferris, Robert
Fickett, Edward
Forester, Russell
Fowble, Robert
French, Stanley J.
Frey, Albert
Gill, Irving
Goldberg, Bertrand
Goldman, Donald
Gordon, Kenneth & Robert
Grossman, Greta
Hagadone, Walter
Harris, Harwell Hamilton
Henderson, John
Hester, Henry
Hope, Frank
Hufbauer, Clyde
Hubbell, James
Jackson-Scott
Jones, A. Quincy
Jones, Robert E.
Kahn, Louis
Kellogg, Dick
Kellogg, Kendrick Bangs
Kesling, William
Killingsworth, Brady & Smith
Kowalski, Joseph
Krisel, William
Ladd, Thornton
Lareau, Richard
Lautner, John
Leitch, Richard
Liebhardt, Frederick
Livingstone, Fred
Loring, Arthur
Lotery, Rex
Lumpkins, William
Lykos, George
Macy, Al
Malone, Ed
Marr, Clinton
Matthews, Roger
May, Cliff
McKim, Paul
Mitchell, Delmar
Mock, John
Mortenson, John
Mosher & Drew
Naegle, Dale
Neptune & Thomas
Neutra, Richard
Nomland & Nomland
Norris, Fred
Paderewski, CJ
Patrick, William
Paul & Allard
Paulson, Ted
Periera & Luckman
Platt, Robert
Ray, Eugene
Reed, John
Richards, Sim Bruce
Risley and Gould
Rosser, William
Ruocco, Lloyd
Salerno, Daniel
Schindler, Rudolph
Schoell & Geritz
Sigurdson, John
Simpson and Gerber
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Slatton, William
Soriano, Raphael
Spencer & Lee
Stimmel, William
Stone, Edward Durrell
Therkelsen, Lloyde
Tucker, Sadler & Bennett
Turner, Herb
Veitzer, Leonard
Vickery, Dean
Weir Brothers
Weston, Eugene III
Wheeler, Richard
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Wright, John Lloyd
Wright, Lloyd
Wulff and Fifield

American Housing Guild Subdivision House (1961-63)

Martin 'Marty' L. Gleich launched American Housing Guild in 1956. Four years later Gleich launched Guild Mortgage Company to provide residential mortgages to homebuyers in American Housing Guild's new home developments.

During the early 1960s, Robert Jones partnered with Henry Hester on a number of distinguished projects including their American Housing Guild Subdivision House (1961). Hester, Jones & Associates sold designs (flat-roofed and pitched roof variants) to American Housing Guild and shortly thereafter the 'Subdivision House' was awarded an 'Honorable Mention' in June, 1962 by the San Diego Chapter of the AIA.

According to San Diego & Point (January, 1961), "Three Hester home plans are building at Mission Village West and Climax." 'Mission Village West' homes refer to those on Chasewood Drive, Aldford Drive and nearby streets. 'Climax' refers to the San Carlos housing tract east of Cowles Mountain with examples on Ballinger Avenue and Whelan Drive. It is not clear what the 3rd variant of these 'home plans' the quote references looked like.

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American Housing Guild Subdivision House (1961-63). Photograph by Julius Shulman
© J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

Partial List of American Housing Guild Subdivision Houses

San Carlos Subdivision
6624 Ballinger Avenue
6640 Ballinger Avenue
6648 Ballinger Avenue
6652 Ballinger Avenue
6660 Ballinger Avenue
6668 Ballinger Avenue
6676 Ballinger Avenue
6684 Ballinger Avenue
6708 Ballinger Avenue
6718 Ballinger Avenue
6728 Ballinger Avenue
6738 Ballinger Avenue
6748 Ballinger Avenue
6758 Ballinger Avenue
6768 Ballinger Avenue
6778 Ballinger Avenue
7963 Willa Way
7950 Willa Way
7964 Willa Way
8421 Whelan Drive
8422 Whelan Drive
8409 La Rouche Drive
8433 La Rouche Drive
8471 Highwood Drive
6937 Coleshill Drive
8465 Jackie Drive
8454 Jackie Drive
8464 Jackie Drive
8505 Jackie Drive
8524 Jackie Drive
8537 Jackie Drive
7070 Gain
7038 Gain
7022 Gain


American Housing Guild Subdivision House (1961-63). Photograph by Julius Shulman
© J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

Lake Murray Subdivision
6376 Lake Alturas Avenue
6368 Lake Alturas Avenue
6369 Lake Alturas Avenue


American Housing Guild Subdivision House (1961-63). Photograph by Julius Shulman
© J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

La Mesa Subdivision
7595 Seton Hall Street
7602 Seton Hall Street
5328 Welleseley Street
5332 Swarthmore Street

Clairemont Subdivision
5719 Abernathy Way

Linda Vista Subdivision
3454 Chasewood Drive
3462 Chasewood Drive
3465 Chasewood Drive
3475 Chasewood Drive
3507 Chasewood Drive
3518 Chasewood Drive
3521 Chasewood Drive
3524 Chasewood Drive
3530 Chasewood Drive
3531 Chasewood Drive
3539 Chasewood Drive
3542 Chasewood Drive
3547 Chasewood Drive
3548 Chasewood Drive
3559 Chasewood Drive
3566 Chasewood Drive
3567 Chasewood Drive
3572 Chasewood Drive
3573 Chasewood Drive
3461 Rollsreach Drive
3441 Aldford Drive
3444 Aldford Drive
3450 Aldford Drive
3455 Aldford Drive
3456 Aldford Drive
3462 Aldford Drive
3468 Aldford Drive
6814 Erith Street
6826 Erith Street
6838 Erith Street
6843 Erith Street
6831 Erith Street
6819 Erith Street

Serra Mesa / Mission Village
8309 Abbotshill Road
2181 Ainsley Road
1922 Ainsley Road
1933 Ainsley Road
2008 Harton Road
8221 Polizzi Place
8251 Polizzi Place
2306 Ron Way