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TPC Salutes Great Women Architects: Anna Keichline
 A Pioneer and Inventor of the K Brick – Precursor to the Concrete Block   Imagine living in the early 1900s and actually owning and driving your own car. Can anything be more progressive for the times? Anna Keichline, Pennsylvania’s first registered woman architect and the first woman to actually practice the profession, led an extraordinarily non-traditional life. Aside from being an architect and inventor, she served as a special agent for military intelligence in World War I. She participated in a women’s suffrage march in Washington, D.C. and served on President Hoover’s Better Housing Conference. Born in Bellefonte, PA in 1889 and the youngest of four children, Keichline showed promise at an Read more
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Published On : 03-14-2013
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Great Women in Architecture: Hearst Castle's Julia Morgan
 Redefined American Luxury with Hearst Castle but also a Passion for Arts & Crafts House Design   The first woman to study architecture at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, Julia Morgan’s crowning achievement is Hearst Castle. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco in San Simeon, Hearst Castle stands as one of the magnificent architectural structures in the U.S. and the most famous “creation” of Julia Morgan, who also supervised its construction from 1919 to 1947. However, it is by no means her only significant contribution to architecture and building.  Commissioned by William Randolf Hearst, the San Simeon estate reflected the architectural styles and decor that he Read more
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Published On : 03-18-2013
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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“Girl Power” in the 1900s: The First Women Architects Find Success in a Man’s World
The First Women Architects Find Success in a Man’s World      Aware of - but unfazed by - a male-dominated profession, the first women architects in the U.S. and their remarkable colleagues etched their names in the architectural and leadership fields – and history.   These women pioneers of the early 1900s learned from private tutors first, then broke all-male barriers at prestigious architectural and design schools, such as Columbia and MIT. When they set out into the architectural field to seek work, some of them apprenticed with Frank Lloyd Wright or at established firms. Importantly though, a number of these pioneering women demonstrated early on their will to lead and take risks by applyi Read more
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Published On : 03-19-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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