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Women Should Be Architects

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Parent Issue
Day
13
Month
February
Year
1891
Copyright
Public Domain
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ihereisagreat field open to women as draughtsinen. There is no more reason why they may not plan houses as well as paint pictures, but as yet there are few disposed to undertake the work. Every woman sees faults in a house she ! rents or buys, and without doubt if women planned these abortes there would be a disposition of space now unlcnown, I and there would be fewer lamentations in regard to corner cupboards and bare wals space. It is said that a woman is to plan the pavilion to be devoted to : women's work at the World's fair. √ľntil this report was circulated nobody thought there were any women architecta, but it turns out that there are several. There is a very snccesaful woman architect in Boston, one in Newport, and one in one of the western cities. The latter belongs to a fina, her husband being the other partner. She works like a man, and is the ouly woman, as yet, ' who attendsthe convention of architects.' There is an apartment house in Chicago designed by a woman, and the rooms are said to bo admirably arranged. The pantries are extra commodious, the bathroom contains a linen cupboard, and the entrance hall a stationary nat rack, and various other con veniences leare notbine to be