Lucius W. Briggs

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Lucius Wallace Briggs
Born1866
DiedSeptember 10, 1940
Worcester, Massachusetts
NationalityUnited States
OccupationArchitect
PracticeL. W. Briggs; Frost, Briggs & Chamberlain; L. W. Briggs Company
BuildingsGreendale Branch Library; Worcester Memorial Auditorium
Leicester Town Hall, Leicester, 1939.

Lucius W. Briggs (1866-1940)[1][2] was an architect from Worcester, Massachusetts.

Life and career[edit]

Lucius Wallace Briggs was born in Worcester in 1866. He studied as a draftsman in the local architectural firms of Barker & Nourse and Fuller & Delano, among others. In 1896 Briggs entered private practice.[3]

In 1899 he became a partner in Frost, Briggs & Chamberlain with Howard Frost and C. Leslie Chamberlain.[4] With that firm, he contributed to the design of such landmarks as the Slater Building and Worcester Technical High School. He left in 1912 to form his own firm, the L. W. Briggs Company. He died in 1940.[3] The firm continued in business past Briggs' death, and was run by his son, Stuart Wallace Briggs. In 1949 the younger Briggs changed the name to L. W. Briggs Associates.[5]

Works[edit]

L. W. Briggs Company, 1912-1949[edit]

L. W. Briggs Associates, from 1949[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Progressive Architecture - Volume 21 - Page 712
  2. ^ "Lucius W. Briggs". http://public.aia.org/[permanent dead link]. n.d.
  3. ^ a b Withey, Henry F. and Elsie Rathburn Withey. "Briggs, Lucius W". Biographical Dictionary of American Architects. Los Angeles: New Age Publishing Co., 1956.
  4. ^ History of Worcester and its People. Vol. 4. Ed. Charles Nutt. 1919.
  5. ^ a b c American Architects Directory. New York: R. R. Bowker, 1962.
  6. ^ "The Carnegie Libraries". Worcester Magazine Dec. 1912: 357. Worcester.
  7. ^ "Worcester Country Club". mhc-macris.net. Massachusetts Historical Commission. n.d. Web.
  8. ^ American Contractor 15 Feb. 1913: 55. Chicago.
  9. ^ "In the Italian Villa Style". House Beautiful Sept. 1917: 103. Boston.
  10. ^ "Worcester Industrial Technical Institute". mhc-macris.net. Massachusetts Historical Commission. n.d. Web.
  11. ^ Brickbuilder July 1916: 166.
  12. ^ American Contractor 29 May 1920: 48.
  13. ^ "Fire Alarm and Telegraph Headquarters Building". mhc-macris.net. Massachusetts Historical Commission. n.d. Web.
  14. ^ "Katz and Leavitt Apartment House". mhc-macris.net. Massachusetts Historical Commission. n.d. Web.
  15. ^ "Center School". mhc-macris.net. Massachusetts Historical Commission. n.d. Web.
  16. ^ Engineering News-Record 26 June 1930: 74. New York.
  17. ^ "Worcester War Memorial Auditorium". mhc-macris.net. Massachusetts Historical Commission. n.d. Web.
  18. ^ Bridgemen's Magazine Jan. 1935: 33.
  19. ^ "Leicester Town Hall". mhc-macris.net. Massachusetts Historical Commission. n.d. Web.
  20. ^ Engineering News-Record 23 March 1950: 289. New York.
  21. ^ Engineering News-Record 12 Aug. 1954: 76. New York.
  22. ^ Engineering News-Record 1954: 132. New York.
  23. ^ Engineering News-Record 1956: 258. New York.
  24. ^ Engineering News-Record 1957: 148. New York.
  25. ^ Engineering News-Record 1957: 72. New York.
  26. ^ Engineering News-Record 29 Oct. 1959: 74. New York.
  27. ^ Fitchburg [MA] Sentinel 12 Juny 1963: 9.