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Harriet Irwin

AKA Harriet Abigail Morrison Irwin

Born: 18-Sep-1828
Birthplace: Mecklenburg County, NC
Died: 27-Jan-1897
Location of death: Charlotte, NC
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, NC

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Architect

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Designer of hexagonal houses

Designed a hexagonal house with no sharp corners. First American woman to recieve a patent for architectural innovation (1869). She built her home using the hexagonal pattern, and built at least two other homes in North Carolina. She was mother to nine children.

Father: Robert Hall Morrison (first president of Davidson College in North Carolina)
Husband: James P. Irwin (nine children)

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