Julia Morgan

Born: Jan 20, 1872 AD
Died: 1957 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Architects

1872 - Born on the 20th of January in San Francisco, California.

1894 - She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in engineering and then studied architecture privately under the local architect Bernard Maybeck, who encouraged her aspirations.

1896 - She went to Paris.

1898 - Became the first woman to be enrolled in the architecture section of the École des Beaux-Arts.

1902 - She became the first woman in the state to be granted an architect's license.

1904 - She opened her own architectural office.

1906 - The devastation of the San Francisco earthquake provided her with the opportunity to design hundreds of homes and many churches, office buildings, and educational buildings in the Bay area.


1908-1910 - Designed St. John's Presbyterian Church in Berkeley.


1919 - Commissioned her to build a country house that came to be known as Hearst Castle at his family ranch at San Simeon, California.

1957 - Died on the 2nd of February in San Francisco.


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