Robert Peabody Bellows

Personal Data

Robert Peabody Bellows was born in November 1877 in New York, the son of Rev. Henry Whitney Bellows and his wife Anna H. Peabody (daughter of Ephraim Peabody).

He died on May 20, 1957.

Career

Robert Bellows graduated from Harvard in 1899 after which he studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.

From 1911 to about 1923 he was in partnership with William Truman Aldrich in the firm of Bellows and Aldrich. The partnership dissolved in about 1924 and both continued as sole practitioners in Boston.

Among Bellows and Aldrich’s works were Robinson Chapel of the Boston University School of Theology (1916); the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art (1920); and the Lumberman’s Mutual Fire Insurance Company building at Beacon and Raleigh streets (1920).

Among his work, he designed the River Street Bridge across the Charles River (1926).

Back Bay Work

1919 464 Beacon (Remodeling) [Bellows and Aldrich]
1921 263 Clarendon (Remodeling) [Bellows and Aldrich]