& Stearns created several of Bostons landmark
buildings, including Park Square Station (1872, demolished),
and the Custom House Tower (1909-1911). The R.H. White Warehouse
(1883) and the Exchange Building in Bostons financial
district were as significant in commercial design as Kragsyde
(1883, demolished) and Vinland (1882-1884) were standards
of residential beauty.
Following H. H. Richardsons death in 1886, many considered
Peabody & Stearns as Bostons leading architectural
design firm, both for the number and the quality of its designs,
and for its role as a training ground for young architects.
Arthur Little, Henry Ives Cobb, Edmund Wheelwright and William
Edward Barry are counted among those who once worked for Peabody
& Stearns. The partners legacy then, was as much
in the building of the next generation of architects as in
the bricks and mortar of Bostons Back Bay.