Bradlee, Winslow & Wetherell

Bradlee, Winslow & Wetherell (1872–1888) was an architecture firm in Boston, Massachusetts.[1] Its principals were Nathaniel Jeremiah Bradlee (1829–1888), Walter Thacher Winslow (1843–1909) and George Homans Wetherell (1854–1930). Most of the firm's work was local to Boston and New England, with a few commissions as far afield as Seattle and Kansas City.

St. Andrew's By-The-Sea, credited to Winslow & Wetherell

The firm is variously credited. Nathaniel Bradlee had run a thriving solo practice in Boston since 1854. In 1872 Bradlee promoted Winslow to partner, creating Bradlee & Winslow for 12 years. (Bradlee appears to retain solo credit for some projects afterward, for example Danvers State Hospital.) In 1884 Wetherell was also promoted, creating Bradlee, Winslow & Wetherell.[2][3]

Bradlee died in 1888. Winslow & Wetherell then formed their partnership as Bradlee's successor firm.[4] Architect Henry Forbes Bigelow (1867-1929) joined the organization around 1898, after which the partnership was credited as Winslow, Wetherell & Bigelow, then Winslow & Bigelow, and in its last incarnation Winslow, Bigelow & Wadsworth. Winslow died in 1909 and control of the partnership went to Bigelow.

A number of works by the firm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

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Providence's Banigan Building (1896)

Works include (with attribution):

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References edit

  1. ^ Boston Almanac. 1888
  2. ^ Amy McFeeters and Sally Zimmerman: Mount Auburn Cemetery Reception House, 583 Mount Auburn Street: Landmark Designation Report Archived October 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge Historical Commission. December 8, 1992, updated November 20, 2002.
  3. ^ "Obituaries: Walter Thacher Winslow [1843-1909]." American Institute of Architects, Quarterly Bulletin, vol. 9, no. 4[permanent dead link] (January 1909), p. 286.
  4. ^ "Proctor Building Study Report - 1983" (PDF). Boston Landmarks Commission. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "The new Chickering: a pretty hall in which exercises were rendered yesterday." Boston Daily Globe, November 8, 1883.
  7. ^ "Banigan Building". Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence Preservation Society. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  8. ^ Edwin Munroe Bacon and George Edward Ellis, eds. Bacon's Dictionary of Boston (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1886), p. 93.
  9. ^ Anthony M. Sammarco. The Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2009.