Edith Ingpen, early female architect

Repost 2019:

Just happened to pass by one of the few places built before WW2 by a female architect – a #blockofflats in George St #EastMelbourne, built 1933, designed by #EdithIngpen, the finest female graduate of the new Melb Uni course in 1933, and I think the only sole #femalearchitect working in Victoria in the 30s (others worked in partnerships or big firms). Only other designs by her identified are her own holiday house and a nice deco house in North Balwyn, but there must be others. Long thin block, rear apartments have rear or side balcs. No idea what KALING P means or it might be KALIN G P (update its Kalingra, though still don’t know what that is). A rear flat with no views sold for a $mill in 2014.

2 thoughts on “Edith Ingpen, early female architect

  1. Re the name Kalingra, it seems to be of Indian origin, though I don’t know what connection there would have been between Edith Ingpen & India?? The name actually refers to watermelon seed!


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