Alfred B. Tainter House
Elmwood StreetCharles Brigham made a “pencil sketch of ground plan” in late 1868. It is unclear whether this is a completed design. Tainter’s house was demolished by 1895. No plans or pictures are known to survive.
Year Built: 1868
Year Demolished: by 1895
At the time this house was being built, Brigham speculated about the development potential of Newton. He believed that Newton was “a thriving place and would be a profitable field” and explicitly wrote “that I want to get a foothold this year in Newton.”
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• Letter from Charles Brigham to John Hubbard Sturgis, 9/30/1868, Sturgis Papers, Boston Athenaeum Library. A.B. Tainter, noted.
• G.H. Beers Map of Middlesex County, 1874, Newton, Plate A.
• G.W. Bromley Atlas of Middlesex County, 1895, Newton, Plate 001.
• Letter from Charles Brigham to John Hubbard Sturgis, April 20, 1868, Sturgis Papers, Boston Athenaeum Library (wants a foothold in Newton).