Dr. Margaret Henderson Floyd

Dr. Margaret Henderson Floyd was Professor of Architectural History at Tufts University. She was an expert on Boston architecture. Her writing includes several titles on the work of late 19th century American architects including Henry Hobson Richardson, and Longfellow, Alden and Harlow.

Margaret Henderson Floyd was a graduate of Wellesley College, the University of New Mexico, and Boston University, where she received her Ph.D. in 1975.

As Dr. Floyd developed a detailed knowledge of the architecture of the Boston area, she became deeply involved in historic preservation. She often provided expert testimony in an effort to save older buildings from demolition. She played a key role in the preservation of the Robert Treat Paine Estate in Waltham. She was also one of four founding members of Friends of Longfellow House.

This collection highlights some of the photographs she took as she documented architectue in the New England region, and beyond.


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