Charles Brigham designed a house for a client named “Stone” in Newton in 1870, although it is unclear which “Stone” this is or where the house was built in Newton. Property tax records yield many residents with the surname “Stone.”
Year Built: 1870
Just before 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, February 4, 1870, Sturgis Papers, Boston Athenaeum Library.
• Letter from Charles Brigham to John Hubbard Sturgis, April 20, 1868, Sturgis Papers, Boston Athenaeum Library (wants a foothold in Newton).