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Title:
Storming the Old Boys' Citadel : Two Pioneer Women Architects of Nineteenth Century North America
Author:
Blank, Carla., author.
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Publication Information:
Montréal : Baraka Books, [2014]

©2014.
Physical Description:
230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Pt. I The Sister with a Hammer -- An Architect Named Joseph -- An "Enterprising Nun" -- A Heartful Vocation -- Holy Trinity of Settlement -- Providence Faubourg -- Move to Higher Ground -- Providence House Vancouver -- A Brickworks is Born in Vancouver -- From House of Providence to Providence Academy -- Providence Academy for Sale -- Salvation of the Building -- Mother Joseph Goes to DC, a Landmark is Designated -- Restoration of the Chapel -- The Academy for Sale -- Mother Joseph's Signature Building -- Holy Trinity of Development -- A Bridge Across Time, and Interstate 5 -- Pt. II Saving a Grand Old Lady -- Jennie Louise Blanchard Bethune (1856 - 1913) -- The Sources of Buffalo's Heyday The Making of an Architect -- How Buffalo Became an Architectural Museum -- The Architectural Practice of Louise -- Blanchard Bethune -- Pioneering Feats -- Searching Bethune's Buildings -- The Business of a Dedicated Professional Woman -- Private Life -- The Closing Days -- Bethune's Signature Legacy: The Lafayette Hotel -- The Lafayette's Neighbors -- "The Russians want to be French" says Nina L. Khruscheva. So do Americans! -- A President is Gunned Down -- Construction History: Putting the Pieces Together -- The Hotel's Gilded Grand Opening -- Doubling the Footprint -- Prelude of Changes to Come -- The Founding Families -- From A Residence of Presidents to a Crack House -- Rescuing the Fallen Lady and Other Buffalo Architectural Gems -- The Nineteenth-Century Luxury Hotel as a Model for Modern Living -- The Lafayette Hotel's 43-Million-Dollar Restoration -- Creating a Place in the Historical Record --
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ISBN:
9781771860130
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This book focuses on the lives and works of two of the very first women of European American ancestry to practice architecture in North America during the 19th century. Mother Joseph du Sacr#65533;-Coeur, a Sister of Providence--born Esther Pariseau, in St. Elz#65533;ar, Quebec--is credited with works built in the present states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, northern Oregon, and in the province of British Columbia. For her contributions, Mother Joseph was honored by the State of Washington as one of two people to represent it in the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington, DC. Louise Blanchard Bethune designed and built works in the Buffalo, New York area. Storming the Old Boys' Citadel follows the evolving histories of two Revival-styled multiuse public buildings considered to be these women's major works. Listed on the United States' National Register of Historic Places, they have both continued to function, with extensive additions and other changes made to each architect's original structure, for the communities where their architects lived. The book addresses issues of lost or hidden North American history.


Author Notes

Carla Blank is the author of Live On Stage! and Rediscovering America: The Making of Multicultural America, 1900-2000. Her articles have appeared in EL Pais, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, Green Magazine, Hungry Mind Review, Counterpunch, and Konch. She lives in Oakland, California.
Tarsia Martin is a professor at the Universit Laval School of Architecture in Quebec City where she has held the Canada Research Chair in Built Religious Heritage since 2005. She has published essays in scholarly journals on architectural history and North American religious institutional structures. She lives in Qubec City.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. 11
Carla Blank on Louise Bethune and Storming the Old Boys' Citadel
Tania Martin on Mother Joseph and Storming the Old Boys' Citadelp. 13
Who Deserves to be Called North America's "First" Woman Architect?p. 14
Beaux-Arts Rulesp. 15
What's Inside this Book?p. 16
Introductionp. 19
The Citadel to be Stormedp. 19
An Architect's Training and Educationp. 26
Women's Battles and Experiencesp. 29
Alternative Career Choicesp. 37
Part I The Sister with a Hammer
An Architect Named Josephp. 44
An "Enterprising Nun"p. 47
A Heartful Vocationp. 52
Holy Trinity of Settlementp. 57
Providence Faubourgp. 59
Move to Higher Groundp. 66
Providence House Vancouverp. 67
A Brickworks is Born in Vancouverp. 70
From House of Providence to Providence Academyp. 73
Providence Academy for Salep. 81
Salvation of the Buildingp. 84
Mother Joseph Goes to DC, a Landmark is Designatedp. 95
Restoration of the Chapelp. 98
The Academy for Salep. 99
Mother Joseph's Signature Buildingp. 101
Holy Trinity of Developmentp. 113
A Bridge Across Time, and Interstate 5p. 117
Part II Saving a Grand Old Lady
Jennie Louise Blanchard Bethune (1856 - 1913)p. 125
The Sources of Buffalo's Heydayp. 126
The Making of an Architectp. 128
How Buffalo Became an Architectural Museump. 137
The Architectural Practice of Louise Blanchard Bethunep. 139
Pioneering Featsp. 146
Searching Bethune's Buildingsp. 152
The Business of a Dedicated Professional Womanp. 154
Private Lifep. 158
The Closing Daysp. 159
Bethune's Signature Legacy: The Lafayette Hotelp. 161
The Lafayette's Neighborsp. 161
"The Russians want to be French" says Nina L. Khruscheva. So do Americans!p. 163
A President is Gunned Downp. 164
Construction History: Putting the Pieces Togetherp. 165
The Hotel's Gilded Grand Openingp. 169
Doubling the Footprintp. 170
Prelude of Changes to Comep. 172
The Founding Familiesp. 172
From A Residence of Presidents to a Crack Housep. 175
Rescuing the Fallen Lady and Other Buffalo Architectural Gemsp. 179
The Nineteenth-Century Luxury Hotel as a Model for Modern Livingp. 181
The Lafayette Hotel's 43-Million-Dollar Restorationp. 186
Creating a Place in the Historical Recordp. 197
Conclusionp. 201
"Storytelling is part of the game."-Tania Martinp. 201
"Women architects are not confinedp. 204
to modest projects."-Carla Blankp. 204
Investing in making a future for women architectsp. 209
Bibliographyp. 211
Acknowledgementsp. 229

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