Robert Day Andrews

Personal Data

Robert Day Andrews was born on March 5, 1857, in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Rev. Samuel James Andrews and his wife, Catharine Augusta Day (daughter of Thomas Day).

He married on April 21, 1887, to Sarah Elizabeth Seaman (b. 13Aug1854 in Charlestown), daughter of Stephen Seaman and his wife, Louisa Patterson Hunting (daughter of Ebenezer Hunting).

Robert Andrews died on September 19, 1928.


Robert Andrews attended M.I.T. in 1875-1876.  After travelling in Europe, he was a draftsman in the offices of Henry Hobson Richardson.

In about 1884, he joined with Herbert Jaques, who also had been a draftsman with Richardson, in the firm of Andrews and Jaques.  In 1889, Augustus Neal Rantoul joined as a partner, and the firm became Andrews, Jaques, and Rantoul.

Andrews, Jaques and Rantoul designed a number of residences, but became best known for the public and commercial buildings it designed throughout the country.

In 1913, Robert Andrews joined with architects William Chapman and R. Clipston Sturgis to design additions to the Massachusetts State House.  The work was completed in 1917.

Herbert Jaques died in December of 1916, and by 1920 the firm had been joined by I. Howland Jones, and had become Andrews, Rantoul, and Jones.

In about 1924, Augustus Rantoul left the firm.  Maurice B. Biscoe and John T. Whitman, both of whom already worked for Andrews, Rantoul, and Jones, became partners, and the firm became Andrews, Jones, Biscoe, and Whitmore.

Back Bay Work

1889 448 Beacon [Andrews and Jaques]