Early life and education
Vida Gallagher moved to Marquette from Cheboygan as a teenager to attend school and help care for her sister’s children. Vida graduated from Northern with a teaching certificate in 1906 and a B.A. in 1924, where she also met John Lautner, Sr. The couple was married in Houghton in 1907. Their first child, John Jr., was born in 1911 and their second child, Cathleen, was born in 1915.
Major Buildings and Projects
Middle Island Point cabin, Michigan 1927
Northern Michigan University, Parson’s School of Design