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A Woman with Designs for the Future


Florence Kenyon Hayden Rector (1882–1973) enrolled at The Ohio State University in 1901 and was one of the first female architects in Ohio. She was the only female architect practicing in Central Ohio between 1900 and 1930 and was active in the suffrage movement.

"She made history happen. She broke down barriers in a male-dominated profession of architecture."

Barb Powers
Ohio History Connection