Ruth Maxon Adams
(1883 - 1970)
Ruth Maxon Adams was active/lived in New York, Connecticut. Ruth Adams is known for architecture, interior design.
Biography Ruth Maxon Adams
Ruth Maxon Adams (1883–1970) was an American architect. She grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, the only child of Yale professor George Burton Adams. As a child, she visited England with her father, where she was first exposed to William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. She graduated from Vassar College in 1904, with no intention of practicing architecture.
Six years later, she enrolled in the New York School of Applied Design for Women to study interior design. Adams received commissions from Vassar to remodel several campus buildings in 1914. The following year she decided to open her own interior design firm in New York City. During that first year, she received a commission to design a house for two Vassar professors, Edit
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