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Eleanor Raymond
(March 24, 1887 – July 4, 1989) U.S.A.

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Eleanor was born in Cambridge, MA, and following her graduation from Wellesley College, enrolled in the Cambridge School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (whose faculty was largely drawn from the faculty of Harvard's School of Architecture).

Upon her graduation in 1919, Raymond joined Henry Atherton Frost: the beginning of a professional career that was to span some sixty years of practice.

Eleanor's prime interest was in residential housing: she designed one of the first International Style houses in the United States in 1931, and she was deeply interested in innovative materials and building systems (designing a Plywood House in 1940 and in 1948, the "Sun House", one of the first successful solar-heated buildings in the Northeast).

Eleanor was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1961. Architectural journalist and writer Ethel Power, was Eleanor's long-time companion and professional colleague. They lived in Boston, Massachusetts. Raymond died at the age of 102.

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