Mrs. Page Brown



Lucy Atkinson (Pryor) Brown (1863-1952) was the daughter of judge and politician, Roger Atkinson Pryor (1828-1919), and writer Sara Agnes (Rice) Pryor (1830-1912). Though born in Virginia her family moved to Brooklyn after the Civil War, in 1868. In 1886 she married architect Arthur Page Brown (1859-1896). In 1889 he was commissioned to design a mausoleum for the late Charles Crocker so he moved his office and family to San Francisco where he designed many buildings, the most famous being the San Francisco Ferry Building. Lucy was widowed in 1896 when her husband died of injuries suffered in a runaway horse and buggy accident. After her husband's death she returned to Brooklyn, also lived in Europe, and eventually died in San Francisco.

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