David D. Weitz was born in Philadelphia and received his B.S. in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1917. By 1919, Weitz had joined the office of John T. Windrim, working there at the same time as Clarence S. Thalheimer. According to Thalheimer's obituary in the Philadelphia Inquirer (10 October 1984), he and Weitz had known each other as children, having both grown up near the intersection of 32nd and Norris streets in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of Philadelphia. In 1924, they left Windrim's office to form Thalheimer & Weitz, although Weitz was also informally associated with Solomon Kaplan between approximately 1924 to 1927. Thalheimer & Weitz survived Weitz's death, continuing into the late 1980s. Weitz joined the national AIA in 1926, and was a member of the Philadelphia Chapter. He served as an officer in the U. S. Army Infantry in France in World War I.
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