|The modified maguey is in the bottom center tile and forms the letters WPA at the top and AC at the bottom for the Arts and Crafts division|
|This version of the maguey (seen above the letter "O") also shows the year of completion|
As a young widow she would move into an apartment in the western wall of the mission; this was permitted in an effort to prevent vandalism to the mission but also allowed her to live close to her shop.
In 1956 she built a house on adjoining property in 1956, living there until the early 1980’s. The house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001, was designed by her son, Robert, to fit on a foundation she had already laid. It is 2,000 square feet in size and built using frame, stone and concrete construction. The design is thought to resemble the "Usonian" style of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Mrs. Harris closed her business in 1977 and passed away in 1984. Her tiles today are considered collector’s items.
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