Keichline, Anna, 1889-1943

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Dates:
Birth 1889-05-24
Death 1943-02-05

Biographical notes:

Anna Keichline (b. May 24, 1889, Bellefonte, PA-d. Feb. 5 1943, Bellefonte, PA) was an architect, inventor, suffragist, and World War I Special Agent. At age 14 she won a prize for a table and chest she made at a county fair. She was the fifth woman to receive an architecture degree from Cornell University (1911). As an inventor she received seven patents and was known for "time- and motion-saving" design of kitchens and interiors. Keichline designed houses in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. She served as a special agent with military intelligence during World War I and was a member of President Hoover's Better Housing Conference. In 1913, she led a march in Bellefonte of Suffragists during nationally organized protests on July 4, 1913.

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Subjects:

  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)

Occupations:

  • Architect
  • Inventors
  • Suffragists

Places:

  • Bellefonte, PA, US
  • Bellefonte, PA, US