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FBG Construction Projects

Master Listing [Chronological]


Frank B. Gilbreth's multiple construction companies created at least 100 large-scale projects over its span of about fifteen years. This list is likely incomplete and there may be many more minor projects that have escaped discoverable records, including six references that have not been resolved.

Project Key

  • Project numbers are arbitrary indexes and may be changed or reordered at any time.
  • Dates are summary and bracket the known limits of construction.
  • Project status codes:
    • S – Standing and in original condition and use
    • M – Standing in modified condition or use
    • N – Standing and on National Register of Historic Places roster
    • D – Demolished
    • U – Unknown
# Project Location Dates
U 000 — Early & Unverified Projects — 1895-1905
S 001 Prescott Hall dormitory Cambridge, MA May-Sep 1896
D 002 Webster Building Cambridge, MA 1896
N 003 Craigie Hall dormitory
— Masonry work only
Cambridge, MA 1897
S 004 Brimmer Chambers apartments Boston Jul 1897
1898
S 005 Womens' Club building Boston Late 1898
1899
D 006 Boston Dispensary addition Boston Dec 1898
1899
Gap of 1899–1902
D 007 Power Station for Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Plymouth, MA May-Aug 1901
D 008 Freight House for Boston & Albany RR Boston Aug 1901
D 009 Lowell Memorial Electrical Engineering Laboratory Boston Jun-Aug 1902
U 010 Extension of Mill for Boston Manufacturing Company Waltham, MA Jun 1902
D 011 Brick Chimney & Powerhouse for Cambridge Electric Light Co Cambridge, MA 1902
D 012 Expansion of Towns Hotel Bellows Falls, VT
(Rockingham)
1902
M 013 Enlarge Canal for Garvin's Falls Power Station Garvin’s Falls, NH 1902
N 014 Factory for Cluett, Peabody & Co (Arrow Shirts) Leominster, MA 1902
M 015 Warehouse for Boston Wharf Co Boston Apr-Nov 1903
M 016 “Dove” Paper Mill for Megargee Paper Company Modena, PA Mar-Oct 1903
S 017 Concrete Dam for Potter Hill Textile Mill Westerley, RI Jul 1903
D 018 Moses Taylor Hospital West Seneca, NY
(Lackawanna)
Sep 1903
M 019 Irons & Russell Building Providence, RI Oct 1903
1904
D 020 3-story Building for Lever Brothers Cambridge, MA 1903
D 021 Factory for Columbian Rope Co Auburn, NY Jun 1903
1904
M 022 Dams & Powerhouse for International Paper Co Berlin, NH Early 1904
S 22a Ridgely Hall dormitory
— Masonry work only / Unverified
Cambridge, MA Early 1904
Great Baltimore Fire, Feb 1904
D 023 Piper Building Baltimore, MD Apr 1904
D 024 3-story Warehouse for Mary Sanders Baltimore, MD Apr-Jul 1904
D 025 6-story Warehouse for John Duer & Sons Baltimore, MD May 1904
# Project Location Dates
U 026 Powerhouse & Pumping Station for City of East Orange, NJ East Orange, NJ Jun 1904
N 027 Two Mercantile Buildings for Rumford Falls Power Co Rumford Falls, ME Jun 1904
1906
D 028 MIT Naval Engineering Building Boston Jul 1904
D 029 3-story Store for the Lilly Estate Baltimore, MD Jul 1904
D 030 Building for DA Sargent/Normal School of Physical Education Cambridge, MA Jul 1904
M 031 Mill Buildings & Mill Town for International Paper Co Piercefield, NY Aug 1904
1905
D 032 Hydropower Dam for Walter Baker & Co Ltd Milton, MA Aug 1904
S 033 Ray Memorial Building / Franklin Public Library Franklin, MA Sep 1904
D 034 Factory for Auburn Hame Co Auburn, NY Sep-Dec 1904
D 035 Automobile Garage for A.G. Van Nostrand Boston Nov 1904
D 036 Pumping Plant & Tanks for Boston Molasses Co Boston 1904
* Projects in this block are unconfirmed as to date; before Jan 1905
D 037 House & Stable for EJ Bliss Boston
(Chestnut Hill)
< 1905*
U 038 4-story Mill for Walworth Manufacturing Company Boston < 1905*
D 039 Powerhouse & Foundation for Syracuse, Rochester & Eastern RR Lyons, NY < 1905*
S 040 Hydropower Dam on Saranac River for International Paper Co Cadyville, NY 1904-05
D 041 Factory for Kursheedt Manufacturing Co Brooklyn, NYC Late 1904-05
D 042 Residence for CB Alexander Manhattan, NYC Late 1904–05
D 043 Project for Houghton County Street Railway Houghton, MI Early 1905
S 044 Mill & Mill Town for St. Croix Paper Company Sprague’s Falls, ME
(Woodland/Baileyville)
Feb-Dec 1905
U 045 Building for Yale & Towne Stamford, CT Apr 1905
D 046 Rail Car Barn & Substation for NY Central Railroad North Syracuse, NY May 1905
N 047 Warehouses for Simmons Hardware Co Sioux City, IA May 1905
Early 1906
D 048 Roper Hospital
— Project not completed by FBG
Charleston, SC May 1905
Feb 1906
D 049 6-story plant for John J. Latteman Shoes Brooklyn, NYC May-Nov 1905
U 050 Plant for Oneida Community Company Ltd Oneida, NY Jun 1905
# Project Location Dates
M 051 Factory & Warehouse for Walter F Lowney Co Montréal, QC
Canada
Jun-Aug 1905
M 052 Barge Canal for Union Sulphur Co
— Project abandoned
Sulphur, LA Oct 1905
Spring 1906
U 053 Project for Bay Road Construction Co Syracuse, NY 1905
U 054 Concrete Canal for Lehigh Coal & Navigation Taylorsville, PA
(Washington Crossing)
1905?
S 055 Paper Mill for Champion Fibre Co Canton, NC Apr 1906
Jan 1907
U 056 Two Buildings for Yale & Towne Stamford, CT Apr-Jul 1906
N 057 Georgetown Steam Plant for Seattle Electric Co Georgetown (Seattle), WA Apr 1906
Jan 1907
S 058 10-story McGraw Publishing Building
— Project not completed by FBG
Manhattan, NYC Apr-Nov 1906
San Francisco Earthquake & Fire, Apr 1906
D 059 North Beach Electric Power Station for City Gas & Electric Co San Francisco May-Oct 1906
D 060 Two Warehouses for Timothy Hopkins San Francisco Jun 1906
M 061 Three Buildings for Henry Sonntag San Francisco Jun 1906
S 062 St. Clair Building (aka Boyd Building) San Francisco Jun 1906
Jul 1907
M 063 Mutual Life Insurance Building
— Demolition & reconstruction in place
San Francisco Sep 1906
1907
M 064 4-story Mill for Minterburn Textile Mills Rockville, CT Sep-Dec 1906
M 065 Citizen’s Bank of Alameda Alameda, CA Sep 1906
Apr 1907
M 066 Mill for Champion Coated Paper Co Hamilton, OH Aug 1906
Late 1907
M 067 2-story Mill for Henry M. Crane Bayonne, NJ Sep 1906
D 068 Forge & Machine Shop for Stayman Manufacturing Co Jersey City, NJ Sep 1906
D 069 2-story Building for Stayman Manufacturing Co Jersey City, NJ Oct 1906
U 070 Warehouse for BF Goodrich Akron, OH Oct-Dec 1906
D 071 Power Station for Blue Hill Street Railway Canton, MA < 1907
D 072 Union Square Hotel San Francisco Jan 1907
Jan 1908
D 073 Pacific Grand Hotel San Francisco Jan-July 1907
S 074 5-story Factory for S.L. Allen & Co Philadelphia, PA Feb 1907
D 075 3-story Factory Addition for Columbian Rope Co Auburn, NY Apr-Dec 1907
# Project Location Dates
U 076 Two Building Extensions for Yale & Towne Stamford, CT Apr 1907
M 077 Two Warehouses for New England Confectionery Co (NECCO) Boston ~Apr-Aug 1907
N 078 Factory for H.C. White Co North Bennington, VT May-Oct 1907
S 079 Factory for Heywood Brothers & Wakefield Co Gardner, MA Jun 1907
Mar 1908
U 080 Plant for Pennsylvania Cement Co
— Possibly not executed by FBG
Bath, PA 1907
N 081 Can Factory for Seacoast Canning Co Eastport, ME Nov 1907
Jun 1908
S 082 7-story Wilson Building
— Demolition & reconstruction in place
San Francisco 1907-08
D 083 Shoe & Leather Exposition Building
— Project taken over by FBG
Cambridge, MA April 1908
* Projects in this block are unconfirmed and may be as early as 1904
U 084 * Project for Z. & W.M. Crane Paper Co Dalton, MA < 1909
U 085 * Project for Dalton Power Co Dalton, MA < 1909
U 086 * Project for Columbia Electric Vehicle Co Boston < 1909
U 087 * Project for Steam & Power Co Boston < 1909
U 088 * Project for the Lowell Bleachery Co Lowell, MA < 1909
U 089 * Paper mill for H.G. Lowe Paper Ridgefield, NJ < 1909
U 090 1-story Cotton Mill Extension for H.E. Danner Textile Co Paterson, NJ Jul 1908
Early 1909
D 091 6-Building Box Plant for Atwood-McManus Co Chelsea, MA Nov 1908
Jul 1909
U 092 Dam & Powerhouse for Grand Falls Power Co
— Project abandoned
Grand Falls, NB
Canada
Mar 1909
U 093 Fishing Pier for H.F. Kean Sandy Hook, NJ Mar-Apr 1909
S 094 Frost Building Plainfield, NJ Sep 1909
Jan 1910
D 095 Ransom Dam & Powerhouse for Warren County Power Co Columbia, NJ Sep 1909
1910
U 096 Ransom Dam & Powerhouse for Blue Ridge Power Co
— Project may not have been executed
Creighton, GA Feb 1910
S 097 4-story Apartment Building for Isaac Wrubel Paterson, NJ Feb 1910
1910
M 098 Paper Mill for Union Bag & Paper Co Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada Sep 1910
Early 1912
U 099 Addition to “Fenimore” Paper Mill for Union Bag & Paper Co Glen’s Falls, NY Feb-Jun 1911
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