William Power Blodget

Personal Data

William Power Blodget was born on February 10, 1885, in Providence, the son of William Blodget and his wife, Anne Elizabeth Curtis.

He married on September 15, 1916, in Chestnut Hill, to Ellen Putnam Andrews (b. 4Jan1893), daughter of architect Robert Day Andrews and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Seaman (daughter of Stephen Seaman).  They were divorced on April 4, 1932, in Reno.

He married second in 1935-1936 to Charlotte Wilson.

William Blodget died in October 25, 1946, in Boston

William Blodget’s name is sometimes incorrectly spelled “Blodgett.”


William Blodget graduated from Harvard in 1907, after which he studied architecture at Harvard, MIT, and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.  He returned from France in 1912 and joined the office of Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge, where he remained until 1915.  From 1915 to 1917, he was with the office of Little and Russell.  He served in World War I and, in 1920, he joined with Sidney Talbot Strickland and Alexander Francis Law (with whom he had worked at Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge) to form the firm of Strickland, Blodget, and Law.  Strickland and Law had been partners since 1915.

Strickland, Blodget, and Law designed hotels, apartments, stores, and residences, including the Ritz Carlton Hotel at 15 Arlington.

The firm dissolved in 1932, after which Sidney Strickland continued the firm in partnership with his son, Charles, as Strickland and Strickland.  Blodget and Law became sole practitioners, apparently sharing an office at 69 Newbury.

Back Bay Work

1927 15 Arlington [Strickland, Blodget, and Law]
1929 6 Arlington [Strickland, Blodget, and Law]