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Kennard (Robert A.) papers
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The collection consists of project files and plans documenting the career of architect Robert A. Kennard.
Robert A. Kennard was born in Los Angeles, CA, in ca. 1921. He served as a lieutenant in the Army in World War II and the Korean War, attended Pasadena City College, and earned an architectural degree at USC. He established his own firm, later known as Kennard Design Group, in 1957, the oldest African American architecture firm in Los Angeles. The firm designed more than 700 projects in Southern California, including parking structures No. 3 and 4 at Los Angeles International Airport, Carson City Hall and Civic Center, and a new trauma center for Los Angeles County's Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center and the 77th Street regional police facility for the city of Los Angeles.
50 Linear Feet (28 cartons and 125 rolled plans)
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