Mary Louise Speed (1891-1971)


Speed, Mary Louise

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Personal Information

Birth/Death:    1891-1971
Gender:    Female
Occupation:    American landscape architect
Location (state):    KY

AIA Affiliation

Not a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Biographical Sources

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Archival Holdings

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections
Mss. AR S742 Mary Louise Speed (1891-1971). Landscape architecture drawings, 1931-1964
This collection includes 321 landscape drawings from residential, commercial, educational, to funerary. Majority of the drawings are rooted in Kentucky and Indiana but other, less frequent locations, include: Ohio, Maryland, North Carolina, Connecticut, and Florida. The earliest drawings date back to Mary Louise Speed's time at the Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture in Groton, Massachusetts, where, in 1931, she completed her thesis, designing "Moxley Hall," the country estate of Richard Canby. The collection's latest drawing is from 1964 and features garden sketches and design for Mrs. Peter Spalding of Louisville, KY. Researchers should utilize the project index for a complete listing of project type, location, and date.
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