Robert Swain Peabody (1845-1917) and John Goddard Stearns, Jr. (1843-1917) established their architectural partnership in Boston, Massachusetts, in the Spring of 1870. Together they produced in excess of one thousand designs for buildings throughout the United States; these included commercial, public, ecclesiastical and school buildings as well as residences, in an array of architectural styles. Their eclecticism embraced High Victorian Gothic and Queen Anne Revival as well as French Academic, Shingle Style and Georgian styles. Robert Peabody was an influential proponent of the Colonial Revival in the United States through his published writings and his designs such as the Massachusetts State Building for the Chicago World Columbian Exposition in 1893.