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Michigan's First Female Architect: Emily Helen Butterfield

Tuesday, July 19, 12:00 p.m. (Eastern)

with Riley Hubbard, Historical Society of Michigan

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Event Details

Date: July 19, 2022

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free for members, $7 for non-members


Emily Helen Butterfield was Michigan’s first female architect, often working alongside her father, Wells Butterfield. But she was more than an architect—she was also an activist who served as the first president of the Detroit Women’s Business Club. Largely unknown to many, her work can still be found throughout the Greater Detroit area and across Michigan.