The Walter L. Reichardt papers span 12 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to circa 1966. The collection consists of presentation
boards, four of Reichardt’s college projects in the Beaux Arts style, architectural drawings, reprographic copies, and specifications.
Walter L. Reichardt was born on June 4, 1908 in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated
in 1930. From 1930 to 1933 Reichardt attended the American Academy in Rome. Upon returning to Los Angeles, Reichardt worked
at the firm of Reginald D. Johnson as a designer from 1934 to 1936. In 1937, he worked as a designer for Gordon B. Kaufman
and a year later in 1938, Reichardt worked as a designer for Roland E. Coate. From 1939 to 1941, Reichardt worked with Paul
R. Hunter as Hunter and Reichardt, Architects. In 1943, he became a partner with Eugene Weston Jr. as Weston and Reichardt,
Architects. In 1945, Reichardt formed his own firm and retired in the early 1990s. Walter L. Reichardt died on October 1,
1995. Throughout his career some of his more notable projects included the John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles, the Cabrillo
Homes Housing Project in Long Beach, residences and schools in the southern California area, and military housing in San Diego,
San Pedro, and Camp Pendleton.