Anna Pendleton Schenck

Anna Pendleton Schenck circa 1915

Anna Pendleton Schenck (January 8, 1874 - April 29, 1915) was an architect.[1][2] She was the business partner of Marcia Mead (1879-1967) and they started the first female architectural firm in New York City in 1914.[3] They were successful from the very start. They won the City Club prize which gave them national recognition.[4]


She was born on January 8, 1874 in Brooklyn, New York to Noah Hunt Schenck and Ann Pierce Pendleton.

She attended Columbia University and was one of the first female graduates.[1]

She died on April 29, 1915 at New York Hospital.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Miss Anna P. Schenck, Architect, Dies. April 30, 1915. Retrieved 2014-01-20. "... died yesterday at the New York Hospital in her forty-second year.". 
  2. Girl Architects Organize A Firm. First of Its Kind, It's Expected to Show That Women Need Only Opportunity. March 8, 1914. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  3. Sarah Allaback (2008). "Marcia Mead (1879-1967)". The First American Women Architects.  
  4. The Ohio Architect, Engineer and Builder, Vol. 26 (July 1915), p. 52