Later in life she mused that she might have studied architecture, so interested was she in the design and flowing layout of rooms as the primary blueprint for creating the interior furnishings of a beautiful home. Jackie Kennedy came close to it in 1963. Among First Ladies, three women drew out the sketch of room placement, exterior style and design and even some of the interior hardware of homes they would live in. Lucretia Garfield and the home she helped design as her retirement place in Pasadena, California. The second woman who was widowed by the assassination of her husband, Lucretia Garfield, worked with her
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