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Winsor School

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103 Pilgrim Rd.

Mary Pickard Winsor and Mrs. F. B. Brooks founded Winsor School, a day school for girls, in 1886; after six different sites on Beacon Hill, Winsor moved in 1910 to this seven-acre campus on the Riverway. R. Clipston Sturgis designed the U-shaped Tudor Revival core (1910), with parapeted gable roofs, oriels, and quoin-framed Gothic casement windows. Other than a 1924 gymnasium by J. Lovell Little, subsequent buildings are additions to the core that, to varying degrees, respect the original: New Wing (1963, Bastille and Halsey Associates), Library (1980, Perry, Dean, Stahl and Rogers), and Science Center (1986, Charles Tseckares of CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares and Casendino). Robert Brown of CBT designed the two latest projects, a 1993 gymnasium renovation and a library/classroom addition to the Sturgis core in 1998.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "Winsor School", [Boston, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Massachusetts

Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, Keith N. Morgan, with Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G. Reed, and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, 194-195.

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