Hollis Hunnewell, Sr. Stable Addition


Wellesley, Mass.

Year Built: 1870

Charles Brigham designed an addition to a stable for Hollis Hunnewell in 1870 intended to act as a carriage house. It is unclear whether this building is extant.

Brigham wrote:

“Stables seem to have been an important part of my business this year. I am to remodel Mr. Hunnewell’s (senior) at Wellesley.”

The addition was built by a man named Robinson whom the Hunnewells seem to employ on a regular basis.


References

• Letters from Charles Brigham to John Hubbard Sturgis, April 14, 1870, Sturgis Papers, Boston Athenaeum Library.

• The Life, Letters and Diary of H. H. Hunnewell, Boston, 1906, April 14, 1870 entry, p. 60.

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