Research and Book by Inge S. Horton

Sample Biographies

You can read two biographies of Northern California women in architecture. I prepared forty-eight additional biographies, which are published in my book

Early Women Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area - The Lives and Work of Fifty Professionals, 1890-1951

After the book was published in 2010 I found another architect, Mary Rockwell Hook, who mainly practiced in Kansas City, Missouri and Siesta Key, Florida but has designed two important houses in California. Her biography is now added.



I welcome information about Northern California women in architecture who started their practice before 1950. If you have historical information or photos to share, please contact me.

—Inge Horton



Read biography of Ella Castelhun.


Read biography of Emily Williams.


Read biography of Mary Rockwell Hook