Brigham, Charles (c. 1841-1925)
Brigham, Charles, 1841-1925
Charles Brigham was born in Watertown, MA to an old Watertown family. He enlisted in the Union army in September 1862. After hostilities ceased, he started practicing architecture. At the end of the decade he joined John Hubbard Sturgis to form the firm Sturgis & Brigham. Until the untimely death of his partner some twenty years later, the firm proved very successful. They designed the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (1870-76), the Church of the Advent (1894), and many fine private mansions. After Sturgis died, Brigham designed alone and was responsible for a wide variety of styles across America—from California to the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston (1906), a major new wing to the Massachusetts State House, the Maine State House, St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Dorchester, plus many other churches and libraries.
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