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Frederick Warren Stickney (June 17, 1853[1][2] – January 18, 1918) was an American architect.

Early yearsEdit

Stickney was born in Lowell, Massachusetts,[3] to Daniel and Betsey Stickney.[1] He attended MIT and later worked at the New York office of William Robert Ware & Henry Van Brunt. At Ware & Van Brunt, Stickney worked alongside other MIT graduates, including Ware's son William Rotch Ware, Charles A. Coolidge and George F. Shepley.


In February 1882, Stickney joined about twenty other prominent young men of Lowell to form a gentleman's club called the Yorick Club, with him appointed as secretary. Other members included Fred C. Church and Percy Parker.[4]

Stickney opened his office at 131 Devonshire Street in Boston, alongside at least a dozen other architectural firms on the same street including Henry Van Brunt and Arthur Rotch.[5]

In 1884, Stickney designed a summer cottage for Rev. H.T. Rose in Water Mill Long Island, which now stands as a part of the Southamptons. It is known as Rosemary Lodge and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[6]

In February 1886, Stickney's works were part of the first exhibition under the Boston Society of Architects held at the Boston Art Club Gallery.

In 1887–1888, he was commissioned to design the Senter House that overlooks Lake Winnipesaukee.[7]

In 1888-89, he was commissioned by George Aitken to design the main house for the Billing's Farm, which is now part of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock, Vermont.[8]

In 1890-91, the City of Lowell hired Stickney to design the Lowell City Library, now known as the Pollard Memorial Library, in honor of the cities men who lost their lives in the American Civil War.[9]

Stickney & Austin (1892–1900)Edit

In 1892, Stickney teamed up with architect William D. Austin, with Stickney working out of his Lowell office and Austin out of his Boston office. Even though the partnership ended in 1900, they both maintained each other's names in their respective practice.[10] One of their first projects was the Highland Club in Lowell, MA.[11]

In 1894, Stickney was commissioned by George Bullock for his Long Island residence out on Oyster Bay. It burned down five years later.[10]

Stickney & Austin's designs include:[12]

Later yearsEdit

In 1900, Stickney was made a member of the American Institute of Architects.

In 1915, he was re-hired to repair the Pollard Memorial Library in his home town of Lowell, after a disastrous fire.

Examples of WorksEdit


  1. ^ a b Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915
  2. ^ Massachusetts, Mason Membership Cards, 1733-1990
  3. ^ Frederick W. Stickney at archINFORM
  4. ^ "History of Lowell and its people, Volume 1", p.383, By Frederick William Coburn
  5. ^ Catalogue "Of the First Exhibition Under the Auspices of the Boston Society of Architects, Held at Boston Art Club Gallery" (1886)
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  7. ^ "The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains: A Vanishing Architectural Legacy" by Bryant F. Tolles, Jr. Winterthur Portfolio, Vol. 34, No. 2/3 (Summer - Autumn, 1999), pp. 159-162.
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  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-24. Retrieved 2010-11-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ a b Long Island country houses and their architects, 1860-1940, By Robert B. MacKay, Anthony K. Baker, Carol A. Traynor
  11. ^ History of Lowell and its People, Volume 1 By Frederick William Coburn
  12. ^ "The Architecture of Stickney and Austin – Part 1 & 2" by AGB,