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Anna Pendleton Schenck
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1874
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 1915
New York, USA

Anna Pendleton Schenck was born in Brooklyn, NY, the youngest daughter of the late Reverend Dr. Noah Hunt Schenck, rector of St. Anne's Protestant Episcopal Church of Brooklyn and his wife, Anna. She studied architecture in New York, one of the first women to receive a diploma from Columbia University, and continued her education in Paris. Just one year prior to her death she had formed a partnership with Marcia Mead, bringing the first firm of women architects to New York City. They designed plans for private homes, model tenements, and communities.. They received the first prize offered by the City Club of Chicago for the best architectural plans for a modern community settlement. The firm also drew the plans for the Ellen Wilson Memorial Homes that weren't erected until the 1950's due to the two World Wars and the Depression. These were homes for the workingmen and their families.

Miss Schenck was a a member of the Women's Cosmopolitan Club in New York.

(Construction News, V. 39, 1915) 
 
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 Parents:
  Noah Hunt Schenck (1825 - 1885)
  Anna Pierce Pendleton Schenck (____ - 1888)
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 4626, Section 11
 
Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
Record added: Aug 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57546993
Anna Pendleton Schenck
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Rest in peace, cousin.
- Joseph R. Klett
 Added: Mar. 18, 2015
 
 
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