Dama Lumly Bell
Birth Country: Canada
Resident City: Stratford
Resident State/Province: Ontario
Resident Country: Canada
Notes: While living in Windsor, Bell met Eliel Saarinen, of the experince, Bell said: "He asked if I were married to an architect. When I said, 'No', he shook his head and said 'No hope.' He invited Alf (Alfred-her husband) and myself to visit his home in Cranbrook, Michigan. It was a fascinating experience."
Archive/Repository: IAWA Special Collections, Newman Library, Ms88-122, in the collection of Blanche Lemco van Ginkel
Sources: Biographical sketch found in the Blanche Lemco van Ginkel collection of the IAWA
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Employer: John T. Findlay, Architect
Title: Office staff
City: St. Thomas
Notes: Bell "held down the office while Mr. Findlay supervised the construction of the Ontario Mental Hospital."
Employer: Adam's Furniture Store
Title: Display Manager, consultant, and Interior decorator on the side
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Name: Queen's Jubilee Medal
Name: Order of Canada
Description: Awarded to Bell and her husband in recognition of their work for the Stratford Festival. They were the first couple to be so recognized.
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Notes: Bell was the first president and building chairman of the new YWYMCA. Bell also organized the University Women's Club.
Institution: University of Toronto
Degree: Bachelor of Architecture
Notes: At the time of registration, Bell was a practicing elementary school teacher. In 1934, she completed the final year of architecture school, but did not have the required office experience needed for graduation
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Organization: Stratford Festival
Notes: The Stratford Festival was held at the Bell Residence in 1952.
Organization: Canadian Housing Design Annual Competition
Organization: Stratford Festival Board
Role: Honorary Secretary
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