John W. Davis, a Sacramento architectural designer, worked for many years in partnership with local developer Jere Strizek
to design and construct Sacramento's Town and Country Village shopping center and affordable homes in the Town and Country
community, both located in the Arden area. The bulk of his papers consist of correspondence, plans, photographs, and clippings
documenting his design work between 1946 and 1954.
John W. Davis was born to John O. and Mary C. Davis on August 22, 1910, in Illinois. He received his B.S. degree in architecture
from the University of Illinois in 1934 and served as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the Second World
War. Following the war, Davis was engaged as a private designer and construction coordinator with partner Jere Strizek, a
noted Sacramento developer. The two designed Town and Country Village shopping center and homes in the Town and Country community,
both located in the Arden area in Sacramento.
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