Louis Weissbein

Personal Data

Louis Weissbein was born on July 19, 1831, in Krotoschin, Germany, the son of Michael A. Weissbein and his wife, Johanna Basch.

He died on December 10, 1913, in Boston.

Louis Weissbein was unmarried.


Louis Weissbein was born in Germany, came to the United States in 1853 and began practice in Boston by 1860.  In about 1869, William Hatch Jones joined his office as a draftsman.  In 1883, Weissbein took Jones into partnership, forming Weissbein and Jones.  They remained partners until Jones’s death in 1903.  Weissbein continued to maintain his office until shortly before his death (although his Boston Globe obituary indicates he retired in 1900).

Louis Weissbein, and Weissbein and Jones, designed commercial, public, and residential buildings.  Among their works were Boston College next to the Church of the Immaculate Conception in the South End (1858-1860); Berkshire Life Insurance Building in Pittsfield (1868); Brookline Public Library (1869); Temple Israel in the South End at Columbus Avenue and Northampton Street (1885);  the Berkshire County Court House and Jail; Dudley Street School in Boston; and the Adelphia, Comfort, and Dudley Apartments in Boston Highlands.

Back Bay Work

1873 225 Marlborough
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1884 203 Commonwealth