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J. Lloyd Conrich Collection, ca. 1930-1965
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Contents Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Collection Title: J. Lloyd Conrich Collection,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1930-1965
    Collection Number: 19XX-14
    Creator: Conrich, J. Lloyd, 1903-1893
    Extent: 5 boxes
    Repository: Environmental Design Archives.
    University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California.
    Abstract: The collection consists of architectural drawings, photographs, and clippings primarily documenting Conrich's architectural projects.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], J. Lloyd Conrich Collection, (19XX-14), Environmental Design Archives. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Provenance of the collection is unclear.

    Access Points



    J. Lloyd Conrich (1903-1983)
    J. 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 the offices of Hyman & Appleton (1924-1927) Bakewell & Brown (1930-1932) and N.H. Nishkian (1941-1942). By 1943 he had established his own business, and was associated with city of San Francisco architect for years.
    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. These projects include Telegraph Hill Tower (San Francisco), a double deck parking garage on Broadway and Montgomery (1954), San Francisco Produce Terminal (1964), KSFO and KPIX Radio and TV Center Station on Van Ness, Zanzibar Cocktail Lounge on Ocean Ave., and the City of Vallejo bowling alley. Between 1940 to mid 1960 he had become known as an expert in the design of low cost housing adaptable in 25' to 50' city lots, and getting the most out of such limited space. Among his small lot housing projects was his own 2-flat apartment in San Francisco.
    In addition to his career as an architect, Conrich dedicated over 50 years of his life to serving as a volunteer for Boy Scouts of America. He served as chairman of the local Jewish Committee on Scouting, which led him to design the Jewish Chapel at the Scouting Council Camp.

    Scope and Contents Note

    The J. Lloyd Conrich collection consists of selected records from over 180 clipbooks. Original materials contained in these records include architectural drawings and photographs, primarily documenting Conrich's own architectural work. These are arranged according to their original order, alphabetically by subject. The collection also contains magazine and newspaper clippings, various post cards from all over the world, and handmade greeting cards. The folders are numbered according to the original binder numbers.