Architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable dies at 91

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NEW YORK— The woman who turned her love and appreciation of the built environment into a pioneering and prize-winning career as an architecture critic has died. Ada Louise Huxtable was 91.

Her attorney, Robert Shapiro, says Huxtable died Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan after an illness.

Huxtable began working at The New York Times in 1963 and was a groundbreaker in bringing architecture criticism to an American newspaper. In her time there, she also was the first winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, in 1970.

Huxtable, a native New Yorker, later went to work for The Wall Street Journal and had pieces published as recently as last month.

Her husband died in 1989, and she has no survivors.

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