Frederick W. Stickney
Stickney was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Daniel and Betsey Stickney. 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.
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.
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 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.
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. One of their first projects was the Highland Club in Lowell, MA.
Stickney & Austin's designs include:
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
- Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915
- Massachusetts, Mason Membership Cards, 1733-1990
- Frederick W. Stickney at archINFORM
- "History of Lowell and its people, Volume 1", p.383, By Frederick William Coburn
- Catalogue "Of the First Exhibition Under the Auspices of the Boston Society of Architects, Held at Boston Art Club Gallery" (1886) https://archive.org/stream/catalogueoffirst00bost/catalogueoffirst00bost_djvu.txt
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "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.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-24. Retrieved 2010-11-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Long Island country houses and their architects, 1860-1940, By Robert B. MacKay, Anthony K. Baker, Carol A. Traynor
- History of Lowell and its People, Volume 1 By Frederick William Coburn
- "The Architecture of Stickney and Austin – Part 1 & 2" by AGB,http://exploringvenustas.wordpress.com/