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Julia Morgan is the only female architect listed in Wikipedia as of today, Jan. 31, 2005. I would like to suggest another female architect of a similar vintage, Alice Washburn; a contemporary of Fredrick Law Olmstead who designed many historic residences in CT. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs) 1 February 2005
So I was patrolling recent changes and I noticed a small revert war going on here. If you object strongly to the "Early Life and Education," "Career," "Books," and "Further Reading" sections, please discuss that here. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 01:57, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
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I believe that the statement that her residence was on Russian Hill is incorrect. It is my understanding, based on Ms Boutelle's book, that Miss Morgan resided on Divisadero Street between Clay Street and Washington Street in Pacific Heights... Specifically, 2229 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA 94115. She remodeled and joined two Victorian houses and let rooms to young ladies. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 07:18, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
Julia Morgan 2012 Celebration, Landmarks California
- Julia Morgan 2012 Festival, Landmarks California
- California Cultural and Historical Endowment, California State Library
- Julia Morgan 2012 Festival Gala on October 12, 2012, at Berkeley City Club
- Julia Morgan Discovery, Asilomar Conference Center, November 2–4, 2012
- Discovering Julia Morgan, AIA California Council
Landmarks California is kicking off their first event and they have chosen Julia Morgan as a way to highlight the importance of the historical preservation of buildings. October and November 2012 are going to be the active months. It would be fantastic if editors here could buckle down and make improving the Julia Morgan biography a priority. Articles about her buildings could be improved, too.
A new book has been written about Julia Morgan's life and career: Julia Morgan: Architect of Beauty, by Mark Anthony Wilson, an architectural historian. Interested editors would be encouraged to locate a copy of this book because it brings some new information to light. Binksternet (talk) 22:33, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
California Faience and Morgan
The detail that Morgan used tiles from California Faience at Hearst Castle is not needed here at the biography, unless the connection between Morgan and the company can be described in an encyclopedic manner. For instance, it may be said that Morgan chose California Faience because of a friendship with the owner(s), because of the firm's past successes, for its product quality, or for its ability to produce custom orders.
Note that Morgan used various tile companies in Hearst Castle: the book Julia Morgan: Architect of Beauty lists Solon & Schemmel from San Jose, Grueby from Boston, Batchelder from Pasadena, and California Faience from Berkeley. Albert Solon and Frank Schemmel, founders of the San Jose firm, actually showed up at Hearst Castle to perform the tile work, which is more than can be said for William Bragdon or Chauncey Thomas of California Faience. I hold that Julia Morgan is far more important to the history of California Faience than vice versa. Binksternet (talk) 16:14, 9 July 2013 (UTC)
- Please add note of her use of these other notable pottery companies. Morgan's embrace of the arts and crafts movement is very significant and worth expanding on. This is part of what distinguishes her work. I wanted to add more but I have trouble accessing Google Books due to computer issues. One source I found says Albert Solon's brother actually worked for Morgan doing painting work and tile work. We are getting somewhere. Candleabracadabra (talk) 17:29, 9 July 2013 (UTC)
This page is a good summary of Julia Morgan's accomplishments as a female architect. Although it goes in depth with her built work and contribution to architecture, it really doesn't discuss the topic of woman as being underrepresented in STEM fields- in this case- architecture, especially around her time when men was disproportionately overrepresented in both academia and professional practice. This page is riddled with quotes and instances that hint that she was discriminated against as woman in architecture.
A subtopic titled "Barrier" should be injected into this page to pay homage to Julia Morgan, a special dialogue about her struggle as a underrepresented women in STEM fields. In this organizational discrimination, Julia is set up to fail as a woman in the field of architecture because women tend to drop out through all stages of their careers due to discrimination. For her to sustain herself in the male dominated architecture field of her time she had to make financial sacrifices, as this page stated that architect John Galen Howard said "an excellent draftsman whom I have to pay almost nothing, as it is a woman." Julia had to work extra hard as a women to stay afloat in a male dominated profession and this is evident in the quantity and quality of her built work. 2602:306:CF73:EF10:350B:C324:C021:490E (talk) 19:34, 4 February 2014 (UTC)