George Frederick Meacham

Personal Data

George Frederick Meacham was born on July 1, 1831, in Watertown, the son of Giles Meacham and his wife, Jane Ann Livermore (daughter of Elisha Livermore).

He married first on September 27, 1859, in Watertown, to Mary J. Warren (b. 1831-1837 in Leominster; d. 29Jul1877 in Newton), daughter of Thomas Warren.

He married second on September 28, 1881, in Newton, to Ellen Louisa Frost (b. June1844 in Boston; d. 19Jan1931), daughter of William Rufus Frost and his wife, Catherine Hunting (daughter of Jabez Hunting).

George Meacham died on December 4, 1917, at 125 Commonwealth in Boston


George Meacham graduated from Harvard in 1853.  After working briefly for the Jersey City Water Works, he returned to Boston in 1855, and opened his own office in 1857.  He remained in active practice until 1891.

Among his work, he designed the Boston Public Garden in 1860, the Hollis Street Church (1883) at the corner of Newbury and Exeter (demolished), the Boston Bicycle Club (1884) at 152 Newbury, and the Eliot Congregational Church in Newton (1889; burned in 1956).

Back Bay Work

1871 234 Clarendon
1871 236 Clarendon
1872 232 Clarendon
1873 119 Marlborough
1877 338 Beacon
1878 315 Commonwealth
1879 325 Commonwealth