Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Richards, William

ID: 1006
Full Name: William Richards
Occupation: Engineer and Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 09/17/1871
Death Date: 11/10/1945
Family: Relocation: Richards was born in Darlington, England, emigrated in 1912, and died in Los Angeles County, CA, at the age of 74;
Biographical Information: Education: Queens College, Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, c. 1891.
Work History: Partner, Dodd and Richards, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1915-1930; Principal, William Richards, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1945;
Miscellaneous: SSN: 550-09-5597; according to architectural biographer, Henry Withey, a contemporary of Richards's in Los Angeles, the firm of Dodd and Richards specialized in commercial work (p. 508).
Countries: United Kingdom
United States
Locations: Architect's Office:
Los Angeles, CA
Architect's Birth:
Darlington, Darlington
Architect's Death:
Los Angeles, CA
Publications: "Dodd and Richards New Offices", Architect and Engineer, 114, 02/1919.
"Pacific Finance Building #1, Los Angeles", Architectural Digest, 10, 1923.
"Brock and Company Jewelry Store, Los Angeles", Architectural Digest, 40-41, 79, 1923.
Withey, Henry F., Withey, Elsie Rathburn, "Richards, William", Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased), 508, 1956.
"Architects Dodd & Richards prepare plans for Washington High School, Los Angeles", California Arts and Architecture, 9, 05/1929.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 230, 1994.
"Jewelry firm opens its new building at 515 W 7th St", Los Angeles Times, 7, 06/25/1922.
"Jewelry house in consolidation", Los Angeles Times, 24, 10/15/1911.
"New home of the beautiful", Los Angeles Times, 37, 07/09/1922.
"Election Booms Local Building", Los Angeles Times, A1, 1924-11-15.
"History of Brock and Company store", Los Angeles Times, 10, 07/28/1976.
"Dodd & Richards prepare plans for Mission Playhouse", Los Angeles Times, 3, 12/16/1928.
"Pacific Finance Building Story", Los Angeles Times, 05/31/1964.
"Pacific Finance Building Demolished", Los Angeles Times, 04/05/1971.
Rasmussen, Cecilia, "Goofy Goings-On at Honcho Hangout", Los Angeles Times, B4, 6/30/2002.
"Jewelry firm to close", Los Angeles Times, 20, 02/03/1974.
"Brock Jewelry Store Plans", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 14, 08/11/1922.
"Dodd & Richards prepare plans for the Brock Jewelry store building, Los Angeles", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 14, 08/11/1922.