Theodate Pope Riddle - Avon Old Farms School

 

Theodate Pope Riddle (1867-1946)

Noted female architect who designed the Hill-Stead Museum and the Avon Old Farms and Westover schools (Inducted 1994)

The Avon Old Farms School was designed and founded by Theodate Pope Riddle, Connecticut's first licensed female architect. The self-taught Riddle was an important and influential architect whose designs included the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington and the Westover School in Middlebury, as well as the school. Riddle’s architectural designs reflected her progressive philosophy and her legacy as an important architect of the early twentieth century.  The school is located at 500 Old Farm Road in Farmington.

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