Joseph Edward Billings

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Joseph Edward Billings was an architect in Boston, Massachusetts, in the mid-19th century.[1] Among his business partners: brother Hammatt Billings and Charles Frederick Sleeper.[2] He served in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia[3][4] and belonged to the Boston Artists' Association.


National Theatre, West End, Boston, 1850s; designed by Billings & Sleeper
J.E. Billings
Billings & Billings
  • Temple Club, West St., Boston[2]
  • Boston Museum[2]
  • Grace Episcopal Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1851[2]
  • Cathedral Building, Boston, 1873[2]
  • Thayer Library, Braintree, Massachusetts, 1874[2]
  • College Hall, Wellesley College, 1875[2]
Billings & Sleeper


  1. ^ Proceedings of the ... annual convention of the American Institute of Architects, 1893
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i James F. O'Gorman. "H. and J. E. Billings of Boston: From Classicism to the Picturesque." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vol. 42, No. 1 (Mar., 1983)
  3. ^ Frank Torrey Robinson. History of the Fifth Regiment, M.V.M. Boston: W. F. Brown & Co., printers, 1879
  4. ^ Massachusetts in the army and navy during the war of 1861-65. Boston: Wright & Potter, 1895
  5. ^ "Boston Navy Yard's tall chimney." New York Times, March 4, 1906
  6. ^ Boston Daily Atlas; Date: 07-07-1852