Alexander Francis Law

Personal Data

Alexander Francis Law was born on July 8, 1888 in South Queensferry, Scotland, the son of Alexander Law and his wife, Flora Rae.

He married on April 23, 1921, in Keene, New Hampshire, to Rosamond Isabel Elliot (b. 10Jun1890 in Keene), daughter of William Henry Elliot and his wife, Mary Fiske Edwards (daughter of Thomas McKey Edwards).

Alexander Law died on December 13. 1966.


Alexander Law came to the United States from Scotland in 1910.  Soon thereafter, he became an apprentice  in the firm, Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge.

In 1915, he formed a partnership with Sidney Talbot Strickland, with whom he had worked in the offices of Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge (Sidney Strickland married Charles Rutan’s daughter, Elsie, in 1905).

In 1920, William Power Blodget became a partner in Strickland and Law, and the firm became Strickland, Blodget, and Law.  Blodget also had worked at Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge prior to World War I.

The firm designed hotels, apartments, stores, and residences, including the Ritz Carlton Hotel at 15 Arlington.

Strickland, Blodget, and Law dissolved in 1932, after which Sidney Strickland continued the firm in partnership with his son, Charles, as Strickland and Strickland.  Blodget and Law became sole practitioners, apparently sharing an office at 69 Newbury.

Back Bay Work

1927 15 Arlington [Strickland, Blodget, and Law]
1929 6 Arlington [Strickland, Blodget, and Law]