Nora Stanton Blatch Barney

Nora Stanton (Blatch DeForest) Barney and her daughter Rhoda Barney (Jenkins) are two generations of architects in Greenwich, Connecticut. Mother, Nora, used to be a civil engineer who built bridges and skyscrapers in New York City.

Nora Stanton Blatch Barney (1883-1971)

In 1905, Nora Stanton Blatch Barney became the first woman to graduate from Cornell University with a Civil Engineering degree. That same year, she became the first female member, with junior status, of the American Society of Civil Engineers.