After graduating from Northeast High School in 1944, Richard G. Guenzel was swept into World War II, serving in the Army Air Force. Upon his return to Philadelphia he earned his architecture degree with the Class of 1953 Drexel Evening School. Richard G. Guenzel worked for some 23 years with the Ballinger Company in Philadelphia, retiring in 2004; however, he also maintained a private practice in Somerton, working with the Korman Corporation to design Parkwood Manor, a rowhouse development in northeast Philadelphia. In 1972 he designed a residence for Frank Rizzo in Roxborough and later renovated Rizzo's residence in Chestnut Hill.
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