Swift / Monell

Lila Swift Monell and Donald F. Monell enamel top table

Donald, from Concord MA., attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning degrees in engineering and 
construction (1940), city planning (1941), and later a master's degree in architecture. He was as a lieutenant in the 
U.S. Army Engineers.  His regiment landed on Utah Beach in the Normandy invasion of 1944, and prepared the 
bombed port of Cherbourg for allied shipping. Donald and Lila married in 1951. 

Donald worked as city planner for the Tennessee Valley Authority,
 with his wife Lila at their company, Swift and Monell, and later opened his own office in 
Gloucester, MA., in 1952. Donald passed away in 2002. 

Lila Swift Monell was from Pasadena, CA.  She operated a sanctuary for injured birds in Gloucester and 
even wrote a poetry book in 2004. 


Swift & Monell, Boston Massachusetts
Image: ModHaus 

No surprise, Weinberg Modern had this great table