Marion Alice Parker

General Information

Occupation: Architect

Date of Birth: January 01, 1873

Date of Death: January 01, 1935

Birth State/Province: Massachusetts

Birth Country: United States

Resident City: Laguna Beach

Resident State/Province: California

Resident Country: United States

Notes: One of the earliest independent women architects in Minnesota

Archive/Repository: Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, N130



Subject: Residential Architecture


Notes: Prairie School


Employer: Purcell & Elmslie, Architects

Title: Designer, drafter, architect

City: Minneapolis

State: Minnesota

Country: United States

Start Date: January 01, 1908

Notes: Many of the plans in the Purcell & Elmslie records show Ms. Parker's initials

Employer: Independent private practice

Title: Architect

City: Minneapolis

Start Date: January 01, 1918

Notes: designed residences, a sorority, and at least one residence in Fort Collins, Co


Name: Ethel Bartholomew [possibly only one commission]

Project: Pi Beta Phi Sorority

Organization: Pi Beta Phi

City: Minneapolis

State: Minnesota

Country: United States


No apprenticeships on record


No awards on record


No exhibitions on record

Notable Projects

Title: Pi Beta Phi Sorority

Description: Sorority house

City: Minneapolis

Country: United States

Notes: May have collaborated with Ethel Bartholomew

Title: J.S. Ulland Residence

Description: Dwelling

City: Fergus Falls

Country: delete



Institution: [not known]

Notes: Ms. Parker is believed to have been educated in New Hapmshire, but nothing has ever been proved


No licenses on record

Professional Affiliations

No affiliations on record

Publications By

Title: Rain-on-the-Roof

Publication: Keith's Magazine

Issue: April, 1916

Page: 247

Publisher: W. J. Keith

City: Minneapolis

Publications About

No publications about on record