The Architecture of Victorine Du Pont Homsey in Maryland
AIABaltimore Equity Committee
FREE. No registration required.
During the month of April, the "Early Women of Architecture in Maryland" exhibit will be on display in the Greenbelt Community Center (15 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770). A free talk on one of the women in the exhibit: Victorine Du Pont Homsey, FAIA (1900-1998) will be presented on Thursday evening, April 20, in Room 201 of the Community Center starting at 7:30pm.
Victorine & her husband Samuel founded their architectural practice in Wilmington DE in 1935, one of the first husband-and-wife architectural firms in the U.S. During WWII, the family termporarily relocated to Washington DC where Victorine worked with the Federal Housing Administration to design war worker housing. She went onto developing a number of educational and service buildings in Greenbelt in collaboration with architect Eugene H. Klaber.
The Homseys returned to their Delaware practice soon after the war ended, but continued to have projects in Maryland, including some award winners. In 1967, she followed in her husband’s footsteps and was honored by Fellow status in the American Institute of Architects. She lived to the age of 97, leaving a legacy of an inspiring work and words.
This presentation is open to the public and being hosted by Greenbelt Museum as part of their quarterly lecture series.
Image: 1945 photo of North End Elementary School (now demolished) on Ridge Road in Greenbelt, designed by Victorine Du Pont Homsey, FAIA, in association with Eugene H. Klaber, Architects