Frances GABe


Biography of Frances GABe

Frances GABe is an American people artist and inventor perhaps most well known for designing and building the Self-Cleaning House in Newberg, Oregon.

Born in 1915 as Frances Grace Arnholtz on a ranch near Boise, Idaho, she was a self-proclaimed "unusual" person. It wasn't until after her divorce from Herbert Grant Bateson that she changed her surname to GABe. The actual self-cleaning house was granted a patent from the U.S. government, along with 25 additional patents for individual inventions unique to the house. Her psychiatrist once remarked, "You're many times over a genius. The world belongs to you, and don't let anyone tell you anything different."

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