Samuel J. F. Thayer

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Samuel J. F. Thayer (1842–1893) was an American architect, notable for designing buildings such as the Providence City Hall and the Cathedral of St. George, as well as the city halls of Brookline, Stoughton, and Methuen, Massachusetts.[1]

He lived for a time in South Boston, Massachusetts, and enlisted in the 5th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers during the Civil War, serving from October 1862 to July 1863.[2]

He shot himself in a fit of despondency, dying on February 28, 1893.[3][4]

Notable works[edit]


  1. ^ Mary Melvin Petronella; Edward W. Gordon (2004). Victorian Boston today: twelve walking tours. UPNE. p. 177. ISBN 978-1-55553-605-3. 
  2. ^ Thayer, Bezaleel (1874). Memorial of the Thayer name. R.J. Oliphant. p. 36. 
  3. ^ Oliver Ayer Roberts (1901). History of the Military company of the Massachusetts, now called the Ancient and honorable artillery company of Massachusetts. 1637-1888 4. A. Mudge & son, printers. 
  4. ^ "SHOT HIMSELF". Los Angeles Times. March 19, 1893. p. 16. 

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