Introduction | Family and Early Life | At “The Tech” | A Woman-Owned Firm | Original Designs | “Renovising” | Howe and Her Community | Interactive Map | Works Cited | Other Links and Resources

Lois Lilley Howe. Photo courtesy of MIT Museum.

Lois Lilley Howe (1864-1964) was one of America’s first woman architects, a lifelong Cantabrigian with deep ties to her community, and an active member of the Cambridge Historical Society well into her eighties. In this online exhibit, the Cambridge Historical Society explores her life, her career, her unwavering support of fellow women architects, and the long-lasting impact her architectural designs have had on the built environment of the city of Cambridge.

This online exhibit was created by Mike Grasso, volunteer, Spring 2020