Review of Louise Blanchard Bethune: America’s First Female Professional Architect

I reviewed Louise Blanchard Bethune: America’s First Female Professional Architect, by Johanna Hays (McFarland, January 2014):

Hays

Louise “Jennie” Blanchard Bethune (1856-1913) was the first woman in the United States to become a professional architect, establishing her own practice in Buffalo, New York, in 1881. The successful firm she founded with her husband, Robert Armour Bethune, whom she married in 1881, became known as Bethune, Bethune & Fuchs in 1883, and produced more than a hundred schools, residences, and institutional, industrial, and commercial buildings. Elected to the American Institute of Architects in 1888, Bethune became a Fellow in 1889.

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