Robert Swain Peabody (1845-1917)


Peabody, Robert Swain

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    (1845-1917)
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    Boston, MA

This record has not been verified for accuracy.

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1874-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1889. (On the merger of the Western Association of Architects with The American Institute of Architects in 1889, all AIA members were made Fellows because WAA members were known as Fellows.)
President of the American Institute of Architects 1900-1901

Biographical Sources

Biographical Directories:
Entry in Henry F. Withey, A.I.A., and Elsie Rathburn Withey, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased) (Los Angeles: New Age Publishing Company, 1956. Facsimile edition, Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc., 1970)
Entry under Peabody and Stearns in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (New York: Macmillan, 1982)
Entry in R. Randall Vosbeck, FAIA, A Legacy of Leadership: Presidents of the AIA, 1857-2007 (Washington, DC: The American Institute of Architects, 2008)

Journal of the American Institute of Architects, obituary, October 1917

Related Records

Peabody and Stearns (firm)

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file contains correspondence about his death. Other record groups in the AIA Archives may relate to his actions as AIA president, such as the president's address to the annual convention published in the convention proceedings, or correspondence in the general office files.

Boston Public Library, Special Collections, Central Library
      See holdings under Peabody and Stearns (firm)