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Mary Colter-Architect of the Southwest

Mary Colter Architect Of The Southwest

Mary Colter (1869-1958) may well be the best known unknown architect in the United States.  

The book weaves together stories about an extraordinary woman living in the early 20th Century, as a woman in what was then a man's profession; the creation of a building and interior style drawn from regional history and landscape; and the exploitation of the American Southwest largely at the hands of the railroads for leisure travel. Mary Colter served both the Santa Fe and Fred Harvey as designer and Indian art expert. 

One of her designs was the Mimbreno china pattern, used on the Santa Fe "Super Chief." Reproduction Mimbreno china is sold by the California State Railroad Museum Store.

SKU: 5082