Joseph Everett Chandler diaries collection

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts

Date

1881-1941, predominant 1919-1941

GUSN

GUSN-187799

Description

Joseph Everett Chandler was born of Pilgrim ancestry on December 11, 1863 at Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was educated professionally at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and after graduating in 1889, established an independent office in Boston.During his career, Mr. Chandler acquired a reputation as an authority on Colonial architecture. He was the author of a number of books and articles on the subject, and was identified with the restoration of various historical landmarks in his home state, among which were the Paul Revere House, the Old Corner Book Store in Boston, and the House of the Seven Gables in Salem. In addition, he designed several public buildings and supervised the erection of the Colonial Village, a housing project in Springfield, Massachusetts. After retiring to his home in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Chandler died on August 19, 1945 at the age of eighty-one in Boston.Source: Withey, Henry F. and Elsie Rathburn Withey. Biographical Dictionary of American Architects Deceased, 117.

Details

Descriptive Terms

manuscripts (document genre)
diaries

Physical Description

26 diaries

Collection Code

MS009

Collection Name

Joseph Everett Chandler diaries collection

Reference Code

MS009

Date Notes

1881, 1886, 1919-1941

Record Details

Originator

Chandler, Joseph Everett (Diarist)

Material Type

manuscripts (document genre)
diaries

Description Level

Collection

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

Joseph Everett Chandler was born of Pilgrim ancestry on December 11, 1863 at Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was educated professionally at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and after graduating in 1889, established an independent office in Boston.During his career, Mr. Chandler acquired a reputation as an authority on Colonial architecture. He was the author of a number of books and articles on the subject, and was identified with the restoration of various historical landmarks in his home state, among which were the Paul Revere House, the Old Corner Book Store in Boston, and the House of the Seven Gables in Salem. In addition, he designed several public buildings and supervised the erection of the Colonial Village, a housing project in Springfield, Massachusetts. After retiring to his home in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Chandler died on August 19, 1945 at the age of eighty-one in Boston.Source: Withey, Henry F. and Elsie Rathburn Withey. Biographical Dictionary of American Architects Deceased, 117.