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Anna Wagner Keichline, 1889 - 1993


Architect and inventor of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, Keichline was the first registered woman architect in Pennsylvania and inventor of the K-brick. The Anna W. Keichline Papers in the IAWA, include a her article, "Modern Wall Construction" which appeared in the 1932Clay-Worker, information about her ideas concerning kitchen design, copies of patents for a compination sink and laundry tub, photographs, and biographical information. Some images of her designs, including the Decker home in Bellefonte, are available in the VT ImageBase.

Anna Wagner Keichline as portrayed in the 1998 IAWA exhibition, "Contributions of Women Architects to the Man-Made Environment" held in Wallace Hall Gallery at Virginia Tech, March 16 - April 3. Anna Marshall-Baker and Milka Bliznakov curated the exhibit that featured selected work from the collections of 15 women architects, all of whom have donated materials to the International Archive of Women in Architecture.

Nancy Perkins, Keichline's niece, compiled additional information [large file: 17.6 Mb], which she donated to the IAWA in 2002. An article is also available online through the Association of Women Industrial Designers.

Keichline designed the Decker House (above) in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

The K-brick, patented by Keichine.

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