J. Lloyd Conrich (1903-1983)
Joseph Lloyd Conrich was a native of San Francisco who by the age of 12 had decided upon architecture as a future profession. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Conrich started his career in 1919 as an office boy for a local architect and worked in various architectural offices before establishing his own business in 1943. Conrich specialized in office buildings and light construction designs. Among his designs were banks, gas stations, warehouses, theatres, stores, cocktail lounges, apartment buildings, and San Francisco row houses. Between 1940 to mid 1960 he had become known as an expert in the design of low cost housing for 25’ to 50’ city lots and getting the most out of such limited space.
The J. Lloyd Conrich collection includes architectural drawings and photographs primarily documenting Conrich’s own architectural work. The collection also contains some magazine and newspaper clippings, various post cards, and handmade greeting cards.