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Isabel Roberts Honored with Gravestone


Isabel Roberts (1871-1955) once worked at the right hand of Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed a house that bears her name in Illinois. In Orlando during the 1920s, she joined Ida Annah Ryan — the first woman in the nation to earn a master’s degree in architecture — to create landmarks including that Prairie Style band shell that long graced Lake Eola Park. Yet when Roberts died in 1955, without family nearby, she was buried in Orlando’s Greenwood Cemetery with no marker to remember her. Her gravesite has been unmarked for more than 60 years

And here is a link to our short biographical post on Isabel Roberts: https://orcadblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/isabel-roberts-helped-shape-early-orlando-architecture/

And here is a link to our short biographical post on Ida Annah Ryan: https://orcadblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/first-female-us-architect-practiced-here-in-central-florida/

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