Henry A. Whitney House

261 Marlborough Street
Boston, Mass.

Year Built: 1887

This house was built in 1887, and is part of the Back Bay Historic District and a National Register Historic District.


• Local Historical District

• National Register District


• “Architecture of H.H. Richardson and His Contemporaries in Boston and Vicinity: 1972 Annual Tour,” Society of Architectural Historians, Philadelphia, 1972, Margaret Henderson Floyd, (Charles Brigham, 261 Marlborough Street, H.A. Whitney House, 1886)

• "Charles Brigham," MacMillan Encyclopedia of Architects, Adolph Placzek, entry written by Margaret Henderson Floyd, 1982, p. 288-9 (H.A. Whitney House, 261 Beacon St., 1886, Charles Brigham architect).

• "A Half Century of Boston’s Building," Charles S. Damrell, 1895, p. 60. ("Henry A. Whitney, dwelling, 261 Marlborough Street, built in 1887-8, cost $45,000. Charles Brigham, architect; L.D. Wilcutt, builder.")

• Massachusetts Cultural Resources Information System, Massachusetts Historical Commission, Inventory No. BOS.3215 (H.A. Whitney House, 261 Marlborough Street, 1887, Charles Brigham, architect).

• "Brigham & Spofford," Illustrated Boston, Metropolis of New England, American Publishing and Engraving, New York, New York, 1889, p. 196 ("Henry A. Whitney, Marlboro Street, Boston").

• Back Bay Historic District, 9/3/1966.

• John Hubbard Sturgis papers, Boston Athenaeum Library, client division list, 8/1/1886, H.A. Whitney noted as a client of Charles Brigham.

• Building Permit, City of Boston, 2/21/1887, #37, 261 Marlborough Street, Henry Austin Whitney (owner), Charles Brigham (architect).

• Back Bay National Register Historic District, 8/14/1973, National Park Service #73001948.




2010, rear

2010, rear, detail of bays

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