William Whitney Lewis

Personal Data

William Whitney Lewis was born September 18, 1850, in Manchester, England, the son of William Stump Lewis and his wife, Frances Ellen Whitney (daughter of William F. Whitney).

He married on May 10, 1882, in Philadelphia to Eleanor Hansell (b. 1856-1860 in Philadelphia; d. 1916 in Cohasset), daughter of Barnett Hansell and his wife, Rebecca Wetherill.

W. Whitney Lewis died on August 9, 1933, in Cohasset.

Career

William Whitney Lewis came to the United States at an early age.  He studied at Boston Boys’ High School in Philadelphia and then at MIT.  From 1868 to 1875 he was a draftsman with Cummings and Sears.  He formed his own practice in 1876, specializing in residential architecture, including homes in Boston, Lowell, and Manchester-by-the-Sea.  He also designed the Sears Laboratory and Harvard Medical School.

Back Bay Work

1875 20 Fairfield
1876 29 Fairfield
1877 245 Commonwealth
1877 313 Commonwealth
1877 311 Commonwealth (Demolished)
1879 222 Commonwealth
1879 224 Commonwealth
1879 236 Commonwealth
1879 228 Marlborough
1880 253 Commonwealth
1880 255 Commonwealth
1880 21 Fairfield
1882 226 Marlborough
1883 272 Marlborough
1886 16 Exeter (196 Marlborough)
1889 477 Beacon
1889 234 Commonwealth
1892 472 Beacon
1917 17 Marlborough (Remodeling)