Julia Morgan

Julia Morgan is considered to be the most important woman architect in history… even though she lived in an era when women were not supposed to be architects at all! Her story is one of great determination, overcoming tremendous obstacles to attain her goal.

During her professional career, Julia designed more than 700 buildings. Because of her great skill, vision and dedication, she earned the respect and friendship of the powerful Hearst. But Julia was not only a gifted architect. She was also a pioneering professional who cleared a path for many to follow. Today, each person who sees a Julia Morgan building is reminded not only of her unique talent, but also of her will and courage.

*First woman accepted in to the architecture section of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

*California’s first female architect.

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