Name: Gertrude Eisendrath Deimel Kuh
Date of Birth / Location: Setember 11, 1893 / Racine, WI
Date of Death / Location: September 4, 1977 / Chicago, IL
Education: Sweet Briar College; Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture in Groton, MA. She received her degree from the latter in 1917.
Firms and Partnerships Kuh studied under Ellen Shipman. The two women landscape architects formed a longtime friendship. After college, Kuh was hired by the office of Francis Robinson in Des Moines. She returned to Chicago by 1920, and by 1921, she had established her own firm and was also a visiting professor at the University of Illinois landscape architecture department she started her own firm. By 1950, Kuh was associated with Landscape Architect Mary Rogers. Kuh frequently worked with other woman landscape architects including: Mary Long Whitmore Rogers, May Elizabeth McAdams, and Edith Antognoli.
Professional Organizations & Activities: Active in the North Shore Club. Member of the Chicago Society of Landscape Architects. Member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Primary Field: Landscape Architect
- Gardens for the estate of Irving Florsheim in Libertyville, Illinois (1930s).
- Landscape for Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois (1963).
- Landscape for the Leigh and Mary Block House, Highland Park, Illinois, 1967 (with Edith Antognoli)
- McDonald's Global Flagship in Chicago
- Chicago Riverwalk
Much of the research contained in Ms. Kuh’s entry can be credited to Julia Bachrach of Julia Bachrach Consulting.