Keichline, Anna Wagner

Anna Wagner Keichline

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Dates of Birth and Death



  • Cornell University, 1911


Central Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, Washington D.C., industrial, institutional, interiors, residential

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Anna Wagner Keichline was the first female registered architect in Pennsylvania.

Education and Career in Architecture and Industrial Design

Keichline studied mechanical engineering at Pennsylvania State College before graduating with a degree in architecture from Cornell University in 1911. She went on to design a number of buildings in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., including the Cadillac Garage and Apartments (Bellefonte, PA, 1916), the Juanita Colony Country Clubhouse (Mt. Union, PA, 1927), and a number of private residences.

Keichline was also a prolific industrial designer. She held patents for seven inventions, including the K-brick: an inexpensive, lightweight clay brick for use in hollow wall construction.


“Modern Wall Construction.” Clay Worker, June 1, 1932.