House at Cynwyd, PA 1893. Original Plan. Hand Colored. Minerva Nichols.
A Beautifully Detailed, Original Plan of a House at Cynwyd, PA 1893. HAND-COLORED. Minerva Parker Nichols, Architect(s). From the American Architect & Building News, February 11, 1893.
Minerva Parker Nichols (1860–1949) was the second (after Louise Blanchard Bethune) American female architect who established a very successful, although brief, business and recognition, and the first one who did so without partnership or assistance of a man.Ms. Nichols died in 1949 when she fell to her death while inspecting the roof of her daughter's house which she designed
This picture is extremely hard to find, as the Architect not only had a very small circulation during that time, but very few were actually preserved or colored as this has been. It measures 8.5 by 13 inches. Has a mat border and foam core backing (not attached to the picture). The whole plan measures approximately 12 by 16 inches (with mat border). Finely detailed and beautifully hand-colored. Shrink wrapped.
Plan is in VG+ condition with light browning along the edges.