When architect Richard Bond built his house in Roxbury in 1834, its population was about 6,000. By the time of his death in 1861, the population of Roxbury, chartered as a city in 1846, had soared to over 25,000 inhabitants.
Commissions from such prominent clients as Harvard College and the mercantile firm of A.A. Lawrence attest to Bond’s successful practice during the formative years of the architectural profession in the United States.
The lecture, Richard Bond: A Notable Early Architect and his House, will focus on the significant role architects like Bond performed in shaping the architectural character of Roxbury during its transformation from town to city. Bond’s house, which is still standing on Lambert Avenue, and other buildings he designed in Roxbury and elsewhere will be discussed in this illustrated overview of his life and career.
Join the Roxbury Historical Society on May 3 at 6:30PM at First Church in Roxbury and learn more about Richard Bond: A Notable Early Architect and his House. FREE -ALL ARE WELCOME