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Male, US, born 09/17/1871, died 11/10/1945

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Dodd and Richards, Architects

Professional History

Partner, Dodd and Richards, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1915-1930; Principal, William Richards, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1945;


Queens College, Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, c. 1891.


Richards was born in Darlington, England, emigrated in 1912, and died in Los Angeles County, CA, at the age of 74;

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).

Associated Locations

  • Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (Architect's Office)
    West 5th Street
    Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

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    Dodd and Richards operated a practice in the Architects' Building in the 1920s and 1930s.

  • Darlington, Darlington UK (Architect's Birth)
    Darlington, Darlington UK

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    Traditionally was located in County Durham, but became a unitary authority, 04/01/1997.

  • Los Angeles, CA (Architect's Death)
    Los Angeles, CA

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PCAD id: 1006

"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.