Charles Brigham

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"Illustrated Boston, Metropolis of New England, American Publishing and Engraving," New York, N.Y., 1889, p. 196.

Brigham & Spofford, Architects, No. 19 Milk Street.

Prominent among the reliable and leading architects of the city is the widely known firm of Messrs. Brigham & Spofford. Mr. Charles Brigham, the senior partner, commenced the practice of his profession twenty-three years ago, as a member of the firm of Sturgis & Brigham, among their works being the Museum of Fine Arts, Y.M.C.A. Building, Boylston Street; Church of the Advent, Brimmer Street; private residences for Mr. Fred L. Ames, John L. Gardner, E. Rollins Morse, Boston; the residence of H.H. Rogers, New York City; and he has had extensive experience in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington. This partnership was dissolved in 1887, and in February, 1888, he entered into partnership with Mr. J.C. Spofford, the firm being known by the style and title of Brigham & Spofford. Both partners are able and talented architects, fully conversant with every detail of the profession. Proofs of their skill are numerous throughout Boston and its vicinity, as embodied in the various splendid edifices they have erected in the last few years, which are much admired by experts, for their stability, elegance, and elaboration of detail. The following are a few of the buildings latterly erected by this popular firm: Boston & Providence R.R. Stations at Stoughton and Roxbury, Mass.; Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Companyís Building; Episcopal Church, Melrose, Mass.; Judge Macomberís House, Rochester, N.Y.; Y.M.C.A. Building, Everett, Mass.; School and Unitarian Chapel, Watertown, Mass., the residence of the late Henry A. Whitney, Marlboro Street, Boston, and many others.