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Louise Blanchard Bethune (1856)

Bethune was the first professional woman architect in the US and the first woman elected to the American Institute of Architects. After high school, she became an apprentice at a Buffalo, New York, architectural firm where she met her future husband, architect Robert Bethune. They married in 1881 and opened their own firm, which designed several hundred buildings throughout New York in the Romanesque revival style popular in the late 19th century. What building is considered her masterpiece? More...
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First woman admitted to architectural professional association (Western Association of Architects, in 1885)
First woman admitted to AIA, 1888
First woman member of FAIA, 1889
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