Frederick B. Pope

Personal Data

Frederick (Frederic) B. Pope was born on June 19, 1838, in Walpole, New Hampshire, the son of Samuel Pope and his wife Sarah Stetson Mellish (daughter of Stephen Mellish).

He died on April 19, 1927, in Cambridge.

He was unmarried.

Career

Frederick B. Pope was an architect and builder in Boston from the late 1860s.  He built the first storage warehouse in New England in Cambridge, and is credited by Bainbridge Bunting in his Houses of Boston’s Back Bay with designing and building over thirty houses in the Back Bay.

To practice as both architect and contractor was considered unethical by the Boston Society of Architects.  Bunting notes that “although he is listed as an architect in the Boston Directory between 1871 and 1893, he is mentioned neither in the history of the Boston Society of Architects nor in any account of early Boston building.  The group of designs ascribed to him seems to be little more than an echo of current architectural fashions.”

Back Bay Work

1869 377 Beacon
1869 379 Beacon
1869 381 Beacon
1869 383 Beacon
1869 385 Beacon
1869 387 Beacon
1869 389 Beacon
1869 391 Beacon
1869 393 Beacon
1869 395 Beacon
1870 351 Beacon
1870 353 Beacon
1870 355 Beacon
1871 303 Beacon
1871 305 Beacon
1871 307 Beacon
1871 309 Beacon
1871 311 Beacon
1871 313 Beacon
1871 315 Beacon
1871 317 Beacon
1871 319 Beacon
1871 334 Beacon
1871 2 Marlborough
1871 285 Marlborough
1871 287 Marlborough
1871 289 Marlborough
1872 321 Beacon
1872 323 Beacon
1872 325 Beacon
1872 327 Beacon
1872 291 Marlborough
1872 293 Marlborough
1872 295 Marlborough
1872 297 Marlborough
1872 299 Marlborough
1873 343 Beacon
1873 345 Beacon
1873 277 Marlborough
1873 279 Marlborough
1874 329 Beacon
1874 276 Beacon (Demolished)
1887 365 Marlborough
1890 290 Commonwealth
1892 220 Marlborough
1892 224 Marlborough