18 Fairfield was designed by Peabody and Stearns, architects, and built in 1878 by Vinal & Dodge, masons, and Hancock & Greeley, carpenters.
Plans for house are included in the Peabody and Stearns Collection in the Boston Public Library’s Arts Department (reference PS/MA.070).
The plans include a colored rendering of the front façade on heavy paper, and two monochrome drawings on single sheets of vellum, one with the front and rear façades, and the other with the floor plans for the basement, first, second, and third floors.
The images below, provided courtesy of the Boston Public Library, include the colored drawing of the front façade, followed by scans of the single sheet with the two façades and then the single sheet of floor plans. These scans have been modified to be in black-and-white so that they are more easily viewed. These are followed by color scans of the original composite drawings on vellum.
The original plans are fragile, faint, and in poor condition, and these images have been gently manipulated to reduce the stains and tears where possible.
Click on the individual images to enlarge them.