Monday, April 19, 2010

Julia Morgan: "probably the first female architect to practice independently in the United States"

One of Julia Morgan's most famous works, the Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle, was modeled after a Greco-Roman temple, with neoclassical statues and colonnades.
Julia Morgan, famous for designing the opulent Hearst Castle in San Simeon, also worked on dozens of community facilities such as the Berkeley City Club and its stately indoor pool.
A petite woman known for her Mediterranean style and love of Spanish missions, Julia Morgan designed 720 buildings, including more than a dozen YWCA buildings and other facilities for working women.

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