George Washington Pope

Personal Data

George Washington Pope was born on March 21, 1821, in Kennebunkport, Maine, the son of Samuel Pope and his wife, Mary Tarbox.

He married on January 26, 1846, to Juliette Parker Young (b. 1828-1829 in Wellfleet, MA; d. 2Apr1907 in Newton), daughter of Daniel Young and his wife, Mercy D. Smith.

George Pope died on January 16, 1896, in Boston.


George W. Pope was primarily a mason and builder, but also was shown as architect on several building permit applications for homes he built in the Back Bay.

According to his biographical sketch in A History of the Boston City Hospital from its Foundation to Until 1904, he “built Emmanuel and Union Churches, the Women’s Charity Club Hospital, and several of the City Hospital buildings.”  He also was president of the Penny Savings Bank.

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