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Richard Clipston Sturgis

Richard Clipston Sturgis, American architect. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (president 1914-1915), American Academy Arts and Sciences.; Member Colonial Society.


  • Sturgis, Richard Clipston was born on December 24, 1860 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Russell and Susan Codman (Welles) Sturgis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1881. Studied architecture, London, England.


    • Began practice in Boston, 1887, succeeding to business of John H. Sturgis (deceased). Member Sturgis & Cabot, 1888-1893, Sturgis & Barton, 1904-1909, then the Office of R. Clipston Sturgis. Consultant to Sturgis Associates, Inc., architects.

      Franklin Union, Boston. Brookline (Massachusetts) Public Library. First National Bank Building, Boston.

      Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind. The Cathedral, Manila, P.I. Also housing for United States Housing Corporation, Bridgeport, Connecticut, and for Emergency Fleet Corporation, Bath, Maine.

      Architect Federal Reserve Bank, Boston. Chairman Board School House Commissioner, Boston, 1902-1910.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (president 1914-1915), American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member Colonial Society. Clubs: Tavern, Union Boat (Boston).


    • Married Esther Mary Ogden, June 22, 1882. Children: Richard Clipston (deceased), Dorothy (Mistress Lester W. Harding).
    • father: Russell Sturgis
    • mother: Susan Codman (Welles) Sturgis
    • spouse: Esther Mary Ogden
    • children: Richard Clipston Sturgis (deceased)
    • Dorothy Sturgis (Mistress Lester W. Harding)
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    Born December 24, 1860
    Died May 8, 1951
    (aged 90)