American architect. He became a leading figure in the Boston architectural world from the time his Athenaeum (1846–9) was built. This, his greatest work, was influenced by Charles Barry's Italianate club-houses in London. In the 1850s Gilman was his associate. During the 1870s he produced several distinguished Queen Anne houses, and some of his later designs shared affinities with those of H. H. Richardson.
Placzek (ed.) (1982)