John Lyman Faxon

Personal Data

John Lyman Faxon was born in 1851-1852, in Quincy, the son of Francis Gray Faxon and his wife, Elizabeth Faxon (daughter of Job Faxon).

He married on November 9, 1882, in Quincy, to Mary Jane Carr (b. 1851-1852 in Quincy; d. 25Apr1894 in Quincy), daughter of Joseph Carr and his wife, Sarah Jane Frederick.

John Faxon died on March 13, 1918, in Newton.


John Faxon studied architecture at MIT in 1873 and 1874.  By 1876, he was an architect in partnership with his maternal uncle, J. Warren Faxon.  By 1878, he had opened his own practice.

Among John Lyman Faxon’s works are Rollins Chapel at Dartmouth College (1884-1885); the Hotel Victoria (1886) at the southeast corner of Dartmouth and Newbury in Boston; the First Baptist Church at 848 Beacon in Newton (1888); and the First Congregational Church in Detroit (1891).

Back Bay Work

1887 250 Beacon (Demolished)
1891 197 Marlborough