William Chapman

Personal Data

William Chapman was born on July 24, 1864, in Manchester, England, the son of William Chapman and his wife, Cecelia Hardacre.

He married on June 21, 1893, in Boston, Harriet Horton White (b. Dec1865 in Biddeford ME; d. 1941 in Quincy), daughter of John White and his wife, Kate (LNU).

William Chapman died on March 15, 1929, in Quincy.


William Chapman came to the United States in about 1880.

He began his career as a draughtsman in about 1902, and opened his own office in about 1905. He continued to practice in Boston until shortly before his death in March of 1929.

In 1913, he joined with Robert Andrews and R. Clipston Sturgis to design additions to the Massachusetts State House. The work was completed in 1917. He also designed a number of public buildings, including the East Norfolk County Courthouse in Quincy, the Norfolk County Agricultural School at Walpole, and the Millicent Rogers Library at Fairhaven, Much of his work was in the South Coast area where he lived (he was a resident of the Wollaston district of Quincy).

Back Bay Work

1926 306 Marlborough (Remodeling)