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Nichols, Minerva Parker

Minerva Parker Nichols Collection (100), architect, 1862-1949

Minerva was the first independent woman architect in the country, with an office in Philadelphia and commissions nationwide. Working during the early suffrage movement, Minerva had many clients who were women. Her commissions included dozens of private residences, large and small, the New Century Clubs of Philadelphia and Wilmington, as well as the unbuilt Queen Isabella Association Pavilion at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

This collection comprises drawings and specifications for a single project, a twin dwelling.

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