Architect Eleanor Raymond: A Pioneer in the Field

Thursday, September 29

7:00 p.m. Exhibition Related Programs Lectures, Readings, Films

Design/Build Lecture Series
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Thursday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Between Earth, Sea and Sky: Four Hundred Years of Building on Cape Ann
Presented by architect and preservation consultant Wendy Frontiero

Thursday, July 7, 6:00 p.m. reception followed by lecture at 7:00 p.m.
New Spaces/Old Places – Merging Contemporary Architecture with Historic Neighborhoods
Presented by Deborah Epstein and Maryann Thompson

Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Architect Eleanor Raymond: A Pioneer in the Field
Presented by Lyda Kuth


Dover Sun House, 1948. Dr Maria Telkes and Eleanor Raymond, architect.

Architect Eleanor Raymond's Dover Sun House (1948) with Dr. Maria Telkes (left). Courtesy of the Frances Loeb Library, Harvard University Graduate School of Design.


The life and accomplishments of Eleanor Raymond (1887–1989), a pioneering woman in the field of architecture during the mid-20th century, will be the subject of a talk presented by documentary film maker Lyda Kuth. A graduate of the Cambridge School of Art and Landscape Architecture for Women, Eleanor Raymond was a noted innovator partnering with solar energy researcher Dr. Maria Telkes to design one of the first successful solar-heated buildings in the Northeast. On Cape Ann, Raymond designed homes for artist Natalie Hays Hammond, anthropologist Carlton S. Coon and a summer cottage for herself overlooking Gloucester's outer harbor. Lyda Kuth is an independent filmmaker and Executive Director of the LEF Foundation, which supports New England independent documentary filmmakers. She has been recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council with the prestigious Commonwealth Award and honored by Women in Film and Video New England with an Image Award.

Member cost is $10 per lecture / $25 for the series; Non-member cost is $15 per lecture / $40 for the series. Reservations are required. To purchase tickets or for more information please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email

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