Corrections and Additions

If you find other errors, please contact me.

Dedication page:

After the publication of this book, Milka Bliznakov unexpectedly passed away on November 4, 2010. Please see her obituary.


Corrections to the Book:


Page 171: Sources: Archival Collections of photographic images of Esther Born, third bullet: •  Creative Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona


Page 182: Table of Buildings designed by Lilian Bridgman.

The Stephens House (10th entry from top) is located at 13581 Robleda Road, Los Altos Hills. The current owners provided the address. 


Page 227: The photo of the Robert C. Taylor House, 360 Felton Drive, Menlo Park does not show the house designed by Helen D. French. The original modern house was totally rebuilt in 1994 as a country-style house.


Pages 312-313:

Table of buildings designed by Mildred Meyers

Following the Alpha Gamma Delta Chapter house should be another project for which Mildred Meyers did most of the drawings, however, the credit goes to Henry H. Meyers, the principal of the firm.

Reynolds House, Mrs.G and Miss Grace, credit H.H. Meyers, Lakeport  1925


It should also be noted that the Rex Barron house at 1236 Hawthorne Street, Alameda as well as the Medical Office for Dr. Doug Stafford,1541 Santa Clara Street at Willow Street, Alameda were not built as designed by Mildred Meyers. The houses on these sites were designed by others.

Pages 363-366: Biography of Henrietta May Steinmesch

At a recent visit (March 2011) to Los Angeles, I discovered that the Association for Women in Architecture (AWA) did not submit the complete files of Henrietta May Steinmesch to the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) and still possesses additional information about her.


Her detailed resume demonstrates that May Steinmesch was a multi-talented architect who improved her skills through university extension courses throughout her career and also shared her knowledge by teaching.


Her resume also documents the impressive positions she held in city planning, architecture and interior design in St. Louis, San Francisco and Los Angeles. After she left San Francisco in 1953 she, however, experienced difficulties in finding a long-term position adequate to her experience in Los Angeles and Pasadena in the early 1950s. This may have been age related as she had reached the age of 60 in 1953.


Several copies of newspaper articles show residential and planning work in which May was involved.