Nora Stanton

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Nora Stanton Blatch was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England back in 1883 to William and Harriot. The family moved to the United States in 1902, where Nora attended Cornell University graduating in 1905 with a degree in civil engineering. After graduation, she worked for the New York City Board of Water Supply.

In 1908, she married Lee and helped manage some of the companies he had founded. That marriage only lasted a year. In 1919, she married Morgan, she worked as a real-estate developer and political activist until her death in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1971.

What you may not know about Nora Stanton Barney is that she was the first woman to graduate with an engineering degree in the United States. she was also the first female member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi James,

Nora was an ambitious women and, from what I understand, divorced her first husband because he wanted her to quit working and become a housewife. 

Mar 22, 2019 02:36 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray another female who paved the way....and I agree with Carol's thoughts...

Mar 22, 2019 03:05 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - another opening of a traditional male rule by a woman.

Mar 22, 2019 03:48 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Pretty incredible woman I would say. Enjoy the day.

Mar 22, 2019 04:25 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Gotta like Nora's determination and dedication. Enjoy your day!

Mar 22, 2019 04:34 AM #5
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

As they say, a great institution to belong to once!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Mar 22, 2019 04:54 AM #6
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James... Nora is my kind of woman! An inspirtational character for young women everywhere.

Mar 22, 2019 05:03 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Have a great day and a very special weekend.

Mar 22, 2019 07:04 AM #8
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - Nora helped pave the way for others to follow.  My neice graduated recently with an engineering degree and landed a great job in Phoenix. 

Mar 22, 2019 07:06 AM #9
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Paving the way for more women to crash that glass ceiling !

Mar 22, 2019 07:47 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great story you shared with us...Love these women that have paved the way for many of us.  A

Mar 22, 2019 11:15 AM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a good thing to be first at and it certainly paved the way for others.  Now many women become engineers.

Mar 22, 2019 12:07 PM #12
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 That is another interesting story from our history books James Dray 

Mar 22, 2019 01:23 PM #13
Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229 - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -

Thanks for showcasing  and introducing  Nora Stanton  who graduated with an engineer degree, especially during this Womens History Month.

Mar 22, 2019 01:52 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- I hope that young people realize what these wonderful people who paved the way had to go through. 

Mar 22, 2019 02:44 PM #15
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - these vignettes really highlight the achievements made by men an women as our world was going through some dramatic changes.

Mar 23, 2019 03:18 AM #16
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

She is someone we all can look up to for sure James Dray .

Mar 24, 2019 07:11 PM #17
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

Thanks for another story about a talented and inspiring woman who led the way.


Mar 25, 2019 12:15 PM #18
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