|Birth: ||Jun. 16, 1850|
|Death: ||May 30, 1933|
Warren Briggs umpired a National Association baseball game on May 26, 1874. In thaHistoricthe Brooklyn Atlantics defeated the Boston Red Stockings 6-2. Tommy Bond of Brooklyn got the win, giving up 7 hits and 1 earned run in 9 innings of work, and Al Spalding of Boston got the loss. The game took 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete and 1,500 attended it.
"While Warren R. Briggs might well be considered a Regional American Architect, working primarily in Fairfield County, Connecticut, his work was prolific. In addition to the State Normal School in New Britain, the National Register of Historic Places lists his Fairfield County Courthouses in both Bridgeport and Danbury, Locust Avenue School in Danbury, Seaside Institute in Bridgeport, and the Myrtle Avenue School in the Barnum-Palliser Development Historic District in Bridgeport.
Henry Hobson Richardson, (1838-1886), Amos P.Cutting, (1841-1896), and Warren R.Briggs were three outstanding Architects at a time when, after the Civil War, trained architects were few. All three were friends and collaborators.
Briggs went on to design The Connecticut Building at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago World's Fair). Briggs wrote, " Modern American School Building-Being a Treatise Upon and Designs for the construction of school buildings. (New York 1899,1906) and Suburban School Houses, (Concord, New Hampshire 1882).
Many of Briggs buildings are recognized by the National Register of Historic Places."
Eliza H Beach Briggs (1858 - 1922)*
Mountain Grove Cemetery and Mausoleum
Plot: Section 12, Lot 37
Maintained by: Nancy King
Originally Created by: Adam A. Penale
Record added: Jul 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73028298