B.D. Whitcomb House, Elm Hill

34 Maple Street
Dorchester, Mass.

Year Built: 1890
Year Demolished: ca.1927

B.D. Whitcomb had a close business relationship with Brigham, having served as a carpenter on many of his design projects. He was also a Commissioner overseeing the Massachusetts State House extension project. This building was demolished in ca.1927.

Brigham designed a brick stable for E. Noyes Whitcomb on this plot in 1900. E. Noyes Whitcomb was B.D. Whitcomb’s successor in title. This building was demolished in ca.1927.


• Selections from an Architect’s Portfolio: John Spofford, 1894, Brigham & Spofford noted. This book is on file at Historic New England. http://www.HistoricNewEngland.org/

• Boston Directory, 1891, Benjamin D. Whitcomb, 34 Maple Street, Roxbury

• “John C. Spofford” Boston of To-day, Richard Herndon, Post Publishing, Boston, 1892, pp. 401-402 (“Brigham & Spofford . . . B.D. Whitcomb in the Roxbury 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, (Brigham & Spofford, B.D. Whitcomb Residence, Roxbury, 1888)

• The Engineering and Building Record, August 31, 1890, p. 196, Brigham & Spofford, dwelling for B.D. Whitcomb, Maple St. corner of Cheney St., $20,000





ca.1890, Library

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