The Jack A. Charney drawings span 6 linear feet and date from 1948 to circa 1965. The collection is composed of architectural
drawings in the form of both original drawings and reprographic copies. The majority of the architectural drawings are of
apartment complexes in the southern California region (Los Angeles, San Diego, and Long Beach) but the collection also includes
architectural drawings of restaurants, store buildings, and single family homes. Some plans in the collection list architect
Alfred March as well as Jack A. Charney.
Jack A. Charney was born in New York on June 26, 1921. Charney was a licensed general contractor before opening his own architectural
firm in Los Angeles, California in 1956. While practicing as a contractor, Charney attended the Art Center School where he
studied architecture under R. M. Schindler and Richard Neutra. Over the course of his architectural career his more notable
projects included: Sierra Towers (West Hollywood, California), Diamond Heights Shopping Center (San Francisco, California),
and Pacifica Hospital (Los Angeles, California). His practice consisted primarily of apartment buildings, commercial buildings,
and some houses.