(University of Illinois Press) The author traces the lives and careers of more than 70 pioneering female architects practicing in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Although many of them have been virtually forgotten, these women designed thousands of buildings across the nation – from apartments in Kansas City, to churches in Michigan, to mansions on the coast of California. The book is organized as an alphabetical reference guide: It provides a biographical sketch of each architect’s life, education, and professional career, along with a list of known works and sources for further research. Allaback is also the author of Mission 66 Visitor Centers: The History of a Building Type .