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    It wasn't just the dust that chased families off their farms during the Depression. The bright lights of the city beckoned, symbolizing all that electricity made possible.

  • Leadholders

    The leadholder was revolutionary in one small way: It didn't shrink. Before leadholders, most architects drew with pencils that got shorter as the day wore on. Wood pencils required near-constant whittling to expose the lead for sharpening. But leadholder

  • Beverly Willis

    A pioneer in the profession makes sure the history books tell the whole story.

  • United Oil

    The sky's the limit for a new gas station in south Los Angeles.

  • 0.2%

    The number of black women architects has quadrupled in 15 years. But four times a fraction of a percent doesn't amount to much.