Biography of Charles H. Farnham
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Farnham, Charles H., architect, was born in Red Wing, Minn., February 3, 1859, and removed with his parents to Boston when three months old. He obtained his preparatory education in the public schools of that city, and then entered the Massachusetts Normal Art School, where he took a four years' course in drawing. He was graduated from that institution in 1878 and passed the three succeeding years in the offices of Boston architects and one year with D. M. Thompson & Co., mill engineers, Providence, R. I. He was next employed in the office of the city architect of Boston four years, until there was a change in the city administration and new officials assumed control. Mr. Farmham then spent eight months traveling through the far west, and upon his return to the east in 1890 located in Fall River and formed a partnership with Ichabod Burt, who died in the autumn of the same year. Among the buildings he has designed are the residence of Chauncey Sears. St. Luke's church, Brayton M. E. church, Bogle Street Christian church, Foresters' building, Home for Aged People, and Young Men's Irish American Society building. Mr. Farnham is a Mason, a member of Godfrey de Bouillon Commanderv, Knights Templar. He married Maria L. Brown, daughter of Louis J. Brown of Fall River, and they have two children: Marion and Dorothy W.

From:
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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