Mary Brown Channel

General Information

Occupation: Architect

Date of Birth: January 01, 1907

Date of Death: January 01, 2006

Birth City: Portsmouth

Birth State/Province: Virginia

Birth Country: United States

Resident City: Portsmouth

Resident State/Province: Virginia

Resident Country: United States

Notes: Channel may have been the first female architect to be registered in Virginia

Archive/Repository: IAWA, Special Collections, Newman Library, Ms.2007-030


Subject: Residential and Church Designs


Employer: Private Practice

Title: Architect, Principal

City: Portsmouth

State: Virginia

Country: United States

Employer: Rudolph Cooke and Van Leeuwen

City: Portsmouth

State: Virginia

Country: United States

Notes: Spent two years gaining experience without recieving a salary.


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Name: Baird Prize Competition Medal

Description: Six day design competion held by Cornell.

Notes: Became first girl to win the Prize.


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Institution: Randolph-Macon Women's College

Department: Mathematics

Degree: Bachelor of Mathematics

Start Date: 1925

End Date: 1929

Institution: Cornell University

Department: Architecture

Degree: Architecture

End Date: January 01, 1933

Notes: Graduatng Second in her Class


License: Architecture

Organization: Commonwealth of Virginia

Date Awarded: 1935

Notes: One of the first women to recieve Virginian licensure.

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