Louise Blanchard Bethune in Buffalo, NY
Inducted in the National Women's Hall of Fame, March 9, 2006

"At the end of the 1880s, thirty-three-year-old Bethune had accomplished more than most architects could hope to accomplish in their careers. She was an AIA Fellow, vice-president of the Buffalo Society of Architects, and second vice-president of the WAA. She had designed more than seventy-five buildings that can be documented (half of her life's work), including seven pace-setting public schools, four police stations, the most modern lithography factory in the country, three other factories, several stores, an armory, a major addition to a hospital, and dozens of homes from wood-frame middle-class houses to Dunkirk's centerpiece mansion. She was also the mother of a six-year-old." - Johanna Hays

On Buffalo Architecture and History site:

"Louise Blanchard Bethune: Every Woman Her Own Architect" Exhibition

Louise Bethune, "Women and Architecture" Text of a speech delivered in 1891

Austin Fox, Louise Blanchard Bethune

Andrea Barbasch, Louise Blanchard Bethune

Sarah Allaback, The First American Women Architects:  Louise Blachard Bethune

Bio  Reprinted from the 2010 National Register nomination for the Hotel Lafayette

Memorial plaque in Forest Lawn Cemetery

Photo of actress Margo Davis in her role as Louise Blanchard Bethune in a 2002 Forest Lawn Cemetery guided tour

Jonathan L. White,  “Allentown Then and Now”   Includes Bethune's Elmwood Armory, Drill shed, Elmwood Music Hall

Hotel Lafayette

The Frontier Theater

Buffalo Weaving Company

Witkop & Holmes Grocery Store

Thorne House, 40 Bidwell Pkwy

Denton, Cottier & Daniels

Photo - 35 Richmond Avenue

Photo - 39 Richmond Avenue

See also: Kelly Hayes Mcalonie, Louise Blanchard Bethune (online February 2023)

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