Robert Swain Peabody biography

Robert Swain Peabody

Architect

1845 – 1917

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Who was Robert Swain Peabody?

Robert Swain Peabody was a prominent Boston architect.

Peabody was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and was the cofounder of the firm Peabody & Stearns. He was an early supporter of the Colonial Revival style and had an affection for English styles and the Picturesque Movement and Beaux-Arts architecture. He attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was elected an Associate of the American Institute of Architects in 1874 and a Fellow in 1889. He was president of the Institute from 1900 to 1901. He was also a member of the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects and the Boston Architectural Club. He was chairman of the Boston Park Commission. He married Annie P. Putnam in 1871, and the couple had three children: Ellen, Arthur John Peabody and Catherine Putnam. He died, aged 72, in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

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Born
1845
Massachusetts
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
Employment
  • Peabody and Stearns
Died
1917

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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