Edward Bowman Stratton

Personal Data

Edward Bowman Stratton was born on March 21, 1870, in Chelsea, the son of William A. Stratton and his wife, Ellen M. Paine.

He married on February 18, 1903, in Brookline, to Bertha E. Smith (b. 1870-1871 in Boston), daughter of Charles F. Smith and his wife, Lois Emery.

Edward Stratton died on June 1. 1953, in Marblehead.


Edward Stratton worked as a draftsman in various Boston architect’s offices in the 1890s, and by the early 1900s had become a sole practitioner.  In about 1903, he became Arthur Hunnewell Bowditch‘s partner in the firm of Bowditch and Stratton.  The partnership was dissolved in about 1907, and thereafter he continued to practice architecture in Boston on his own.

His work includes the Puritan Hotel at 390 Commonwealth and the Fensgate Hotel at 536 Beacon.

Back Bay Work

1908 390 Commonwealth
1923 534-536 Beacon
1924 290 Beacon (Remodeling)
1925 90 Commonwealth [with George Nelson Jacobs]
1937 46 Commonwealth (Remodeling)