From the Rocky Mountain Online Archive: Beula Nixon Fleming was born on January 30, 1904 in Jicarilla, New Mexico. Fleming made a successful living as an independent designer and draftsman, 1938-1969. Most of the buildings designed by Fleming were either single or multiple family residences in Albuquerque. She also designed some dwellings in Socorro, Mountainair & surrounding New Mexico communities. Her Albuquerque designs are located in such prominent neighborhoods as Ridgecrest, Huning Highlands, Nob Hill & University Heights.
Fleming's simple residential designs took hold during the 1930's & 1940's, when Albuquerque's economy was booming. Her straightforward stucco frame houses exemplified both regional & efficient features for the times. Her signature home, below, can be found in the Nob Hill Neighborhood of Monte Vista.
Beula Mae Cornelia Nixon Dunham Fleming is the first female designer whose work is documented in the John Gaw MeemArchives of Southwestern Architecture. Her contributions to the architecture of Albuquerque's early neighborhoods left a rare legacy for a professional woman of the early twentieth century.