William O. Raiguel was born in Freehold, New Jersey in 1875. He studied design in California after the San Francisco earthquake
in 1906 and became a partner in the architectural firm of John Galen Howard, which was responsible for several new buildings
on the University of California, Berkeley campus in the aftermath of the earthquake, including Boalt Hall and Wheeler Auditorium.
After service in World War I, Raiguel returned to San Francisco, working for Gladding McBean & Co. Clay products, and then
moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1926, where he took the position of supervising architect for the Del Monte Properties
Co., as well as working independently. Among his local buildings are: the Monterey Chamber of Commerce on Munras Ave., the
Monterey Post Office, the Mission Memorial Mausoleum, and the Clubhouse of the Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course.