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Louise Bethune

architect

Louise Bethune, American architect.

Background

Bethune, Louise was born on July 21, 1856 in at Waterloo, New York, United States. Daughter of Professor Dalson W. and Emma M. (Williams) Blanchard.

Education

Graduate Buffalo High School, 1874. Studied architecture.

Career

Was a draughtsman, 1876-1881. Opened independent office, 1881, becoming the first woman architect in the United States. Practicing architecture with her husband, since 1881.

Home: Buffalo, New York.

Connections

Married Robert A. Bethune, December 10, 1881.

father:
Professor Dalson W. Blanchard

mother:
Emma M. (Williams) Blanchard

spouse:
Robert A. Bethune