Abel Camp Martin

Personal Data

Abel Camp Martin was born on October 23, 1834, in Stowe, Vermont, the son of Christopher William Martin and his wife, Laura Camp.

He married to Clara Barnes (b/ 1837-1838 in Waterville ME; d. 9Aug1886 in Boston), daughter of Phineas Barnes and his wife, Ann Judson Butler.

Abel Martin died on October 29, 1879, at 4 Otis Place in Boston.


Abel Camp Martin graduated from the Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard in 1856.

He practiced architecture in Boston from the late 1850s. From about 1866 to 1868 he was associated with Samuel J. F. Thayer, after which he was a sole practitioner until his death in 1879.

His work included the Shepard Memorial Church at Garden and Mason in Cambridge (1869). He also designed 3-8 Otis Place (1872) and lived at 4 Otis Place, where his wife operated the Otis Place School.

Back Bay Work

1860 150 Beacon (Demolished)
1860 152 Beacon (Demolished)
1861 303 Berkeley (147 Beacon)
1861 149 Beacon
1861 151 Beacon
1861 153 Beacon
1861 155 Beacon
1861 157 Beacon
1861 159 Beacon
1872 19 Marlborough