James R. Gregerson

Personal Data

James R. Gregerson was born in 1837-1839 in Boston, the son of Dr. James Gregerson and his wife, Elizabeth W. Sharp (daughter of Daniel Sharp).

He died on February 11, 1898, at 403 Beacon in Boston.

He was unmarried.

Career

James R. Gregerson was an architect in Boston from about 1860, and joined in partnership with George Snell in about 1862 in the firm of Snell and Gregerson.  Snell died in February of 1893, and Gregerson continued as a sole practitioner until his death in 1898.

Bainbridge Bunting (Houses of Boston’s Back Bay) comments that the “work of Snell and Gregerson…possesses a stylistic consistency too strong to pass unnoticed. … While many of their contemporaries merely manipulated Classical forms, Snell and Gregerson, more perhaps than any other contemporary Boston firm, demonstrated a sympathy and understanding of orderly, Academic design.  Although disciplined, their designs are not the rigid mechanical exercises which less gifted academicians so often produced in the name of Classicism.  Usually they demonstrate a good deal of freedom and originality in handling Classical detail but these decorative variations never obscure the architectonic clarity of the composition.  In their hands the French Academic formula is both dignified and adaptable.”

Back Bay Work

1864 188 Beacon [Snell and Gregerson]
1864 190 Beacon [Snell and Gregerson]
1864 8 Commonwealth (Demolished) [Snell and Gregerson]
1864 10 Commonwealth (Demolished) [Snell and Gregerson]
1865 301 Berkeley (43 Marlborough) (Demolished) [Snell and Gregerson]
1865 41 Marlborough (Demolished) [Snell and Gregerson]
1866 15 Commonwealth [Snell and Gregerson]
1866 54 Commonwealth (Demolished) [Snell and Gregerson]
1866 56 Commonwealth (Demolished) [Snell and Gregerson]
1866 58 Commonwealth [Snell and Gregerson]
1866 60 Commonwealth [Snell and Gregerson]
1867 179 Beacon [Snell and Gregerson]
1867 401 Beacon (Demolished) [Snell and Gregerson]
1867 403 Beacon [Snell and Gregerson]
1867 405 Beacon [Snell and Gregerson]
1867 407 Beacon [Snell and Gregerson]
1867 409 Beacon [Snell and Gregerson]
1869 236 Beacon [Snell and Gregerson]
1869 238 Beacon [Snell and Gregerson]
1869 68 Commonwealth [Snell and Gregerson]
1871 163 Marlborough [Snell and Gregerson]
1872 326 Dartmouth [Snell and Gregerson]
1872 328 Dartmouth [Snell and Gregerson]
1877 322 Beacon [Snell and Gregerson]
1877 63 Commonwealth [Snell and Gregerson]
1877 65 Commonwealth (Demolished) [Snell and Gregerson]
1878 135 Commonwealth [Snell and Gregerson]
1878 183 Commonwealth [Snell and Gregerson]
1879 133 Commonwealth [Snell and Gregerson]
1879 171 Commonwealth [Snell and Gregerson]
1880 340 Beacon [Snell and Gregerson]
1880 263 Commonwealth [Snell and Gregerson]
1880 267 Commonwealth [Snell and Gregerson]
1882 177 Commonwealth [Snell and Gregerson]
1885 18 Exeter [Snell and Gregerson]
1887 406 Beacon [Snell and Gregerson]
1888 501 Beacon [Snell and Gregerson]
1888 404 Marlborough [Snell and Gregerson]
1889 27½-29 Massachusetts [Snell and Gregerson