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Before Herbert Hoover assumed the presidency, his wife Lou Henry Hoover was studying the architectural plans of the White House. This wasn't uncharacteristic behavior for Lou Hoover: nine years before her husband was elected, she designed a 57-room mansion that now serves as Stanford University's president's home. She remains the lone first lady architect. Curbed National has the full story of her projects. [Curbed National]