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Margaret Sanger (1879 – 1966) was an American nurse, birth control activist and sex educator. She popularized the term birth control and started the organization that would evolve into "Planned Parenthood." Sanger, having arrived in Tucson in 1936, purchased property in Catalina Vista by the late 1940s and commissioned a new home. After Frank Lloyd Wright declined to design a house on the small lot, Sanger asked Arthur Brown to be her architect. “Now, of course, I’m delighted that Mr. Wright declined, because Mr. Brown did a perfect house for me – exactly what I wanted!” As Brown recalled in the book Arthur T. Brown: “It was in 1948 that Margaret Sanger Slee came to the office to talk about planning a house. Her lot was in the city. The best view was to the north to the Catalinas. I drew a sketch plan. When we started to plan Margaret’s house, she requested that we not have anything conventional. How could any architect wish for a better client?”