On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama Woman Paves The Way In Architecture

| July 7, 2019 @ 5:00 am

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

While growing up in Anniston, Helen Davis was fascinated with the building process and dreamed of becoming an architect. After graduating from Ward-Belmont School in Nashville, she attended the School of Architecture at Alabama Polytechnic Institute.

On July 7, 1936, Davis completed registration from the Alabama Board of Architects, making her the first licensed female architect in the state. She had begun working at Miller, Martin and Lewis in Birmingham.

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