Sophia Hayden Bennett
(1868 - 1953)
Sophia Hayden Bennett was active/lived in Massachusetts, Illinois / Chile. Sophia Bennett is known for architectural design.
Biography Sophia Hayden Bennett
Sophia Hayden Bennett (October 17, 1868 - February 3, 1953) was the first woman to receive an architecture degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Bennett was born in Santiago, Chile. Her mother was Chilean and her father was an American dentist from Boston. When she was six she was sent to Boston to live with her grandparents. In high school she found an interest for architecture. She graduated from MIT in 1890 with a degree in architecture, with honors. She is best known for designing the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1892, designing the building when she was just 21. She received $1,000 at the time for the design, when male architects earned $10,000 for similar buildings. Bennett died in 19
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