American architect and builder, he worked in and near Salem, MA, producing a number of well-mannered houses in an elegant late-Georgian style, mostly of three storeys. His sources appear to have been pattern-books, including those of Langley and Ware, and he was certainly familiar with Palladianism, for he used that style at the Peirce-Nichols House (1782). The influence of Bulfinch, from whose work he seems to have been introduced to the Adam style, was evident in many of his domestic designs (e.g. the John Gardner House (1804–5), a refined composition with an entrance-porch bowing outwards).
Kimball (1966a);Labaree (ed.) (1957);Jane Turner (1996);Wasmuth & Kalman (1983)
Subjects: Art — Architecture.