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

Articles

Constructing a place for female architects, MIT Technology Review, February 2019.

Cambridge History Minute: The Story Behind the ‘Potter House’, Patch.com, November 2016.

Concord Art remembers Lois Lilley Howe, Boston’s first female architect, Wicked Local/Concord Journal, November 2015.

Lois Lilley Howe, Pioneering Women of American Architecture, October 2014.

“Girl Power” in the 1900s: The First Women Architects Find Success in a Man’s World, The Plan Collection, March 2014.

Research Resources

Featured Special Collection: Howe, Manning & Almy papers, MIT Libraries

Records of Howe, Manning and Almy, Inc. and the papers of Lois Lilley Howe, Eleanor Manning O’Connor, and Mary Almy, MIT Libraries (Finding Aid)

Estes Howe family letters, University of Michigan, Clements Library (Finding Aid)

Lois Lilley Howe’s Back Bay houses

Lois Lilley Howe’s donations to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Books and Academic Articles

“An Alumna’s Architectural Career,” Technology Review, vol. 66, no. 2 (December, 1963), pp. 21, 38.

The First American Women Architects by Sarah Allaback, 2008
Lois Lilley Howe entry begins here.

Arts and Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England by Maureen Meister, 2014.
Lois Lilley Howe pertinent portion found here.

The Rehabilitation of the Col. Robert Means Mansion, Amherst, New Hampshire by William Veillette, 2009.
Lois Lilley Howe pertinent portion found here.