1875

c. 1890

Joseph Jewett sets up shop at 19 Pearl Street.

c. 1891

Walter Vaughan joins Joseph Jewett at 19 Pearl Street.

1895

Joseph Jewett and Walter Vaughan form partnership as J.D. Jewett & Co.

1895

J.D. Jewett & Co. moves from 19 Pearl Street to 168 Washington Street, near Dock Square.

1900

1902

May 29: J.D. Jewett Co., successor to J.D. Jewett & Co., is incorporated, with Joseph Jewett as president and Walter Vaughan as secretary.

c. 1909

Joseph Jewett and Walter Vaughan end their partnership; Walter Vaughan assumes control of the J.D. Jewett Co.

1909

October 15: The J.D. Jewett Co. is formally renamed the W.C. Vaughan Co.

1913

Massachusetts State Armory

Wakefield, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1913

1918

November 11: W.C. Vaughan acquires L.S. Hall & Co. on Armistice Day.

L.Stanton Hall stays on as Shop Superintendent.

1919

W.C. Vaughan moves from 168 Washington Street to L.S. Hall’s Shop at 1 Haymarket Square.

1920

Dwg No. 7: Harmon Hinge No 806

c. 1920s

1921

W.C. Vaughan acquires Wm. Hall & Co.

1924

“Colonial Forge and Foundry”

c. 1924s

1925

1926

W.C. Vaughan acquires building at 3–7 Havervill, which houses its forge, foundry, manufacturing, and shipping departments

1927

Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA

William Graves Perry, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Restoration, 1927–1934

1927

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

Charleston, SC

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1927–1938

1928

Museum of Fine Arts

Boston, MA

Guy Lowell, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1928

1929

Elmer Hale Pratt joins W.C. Vaughan as a draftsman

1929

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
(Edison Institute)

Dearborn, MI

Robert O. Derrick, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1929

c. 1933–1941

Stafford Vaughan joins Ostrander & Eshleman, solidifying partnership with the W.C. Vaughan Co.

1933

Watertown First Parish Church

Watertown, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1933

1936

William K. Vanderbilt Estate “Eagle’s Nest”

Centerport, N.Y.

Warren & Wetmore, Architects

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1936

1936

US Department of the Interior

Washington, D.C.

Waddy Butler Wood, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1936

1936

Corpus Christi Church

New York, NY

Wilfred Edwards Anthony, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1936

1937

Dillaway-Thomas House

Boston, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1937

1937

Under Elmer Pratt’s direction, W.C. Vaughan Co. introduces Lucite door pulls

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

c. 1937

1937

Nathaniel Saltonstall House

Medfield, MA

Nathaniel Saltonstall, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1937

1937

Grace Church

New York, NY

James Renwick, Jr., Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1937

1937

Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church

Washington, DC

James Renwick, Jr., Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1937

1938

Gardner-White-Pingree House

Salem, MA

Samuel McIntire, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1938

1938

William P. Bartel House

Wayland, MA

Eleanor Raymond, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1938

1938

Trinity Church

Newton, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1938

1938

Breuer House, Lincoln

Lincoln, MA

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1938

1938

W.C. Vaughan provides hardware for Life Magazine’s “Life Houses”

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1938

1938

Mr. & Mrs. G. Holmes Perkins House

Brookline, MA

George Holmes Perkins, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1938

1938

St. Josephs Church

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1938

1938

Exmoor Farm Renovation

Weston, MA

Eleanor Raymond, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1938

1938

Ritz Carlton Hotel

Boston, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1938

1939

New York World’s Fair, the “World of Tomorrow”; W.C. Vaughan supplies hardware for exhibitions including the Argentine Pavilion and Gropius and Breuer’s Pennsylvania State Exhibition

1939

W.C. Vaughan acquires the John Tein Co.

1939

Terzaghi House

Winchester, MA

George Holmes Perkins, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1939

1939

Life Magazine’s Life Houses

Queens, NY

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1939

1939

St. Michael’s Church

Litchfield, CT

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1939

1939

Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Salem, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1939

1939

Centenary Church

Winston Salem, NC

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1939

1939

Pennsylvania State Exhibition

New York, NY

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1939

1939

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

New York, NY

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1939

1939

Fischer House & Studio

Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, PA

Walter Gropius & Marcel Breuer, Architects

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1939

1939

Gov. Gore Mansion

Waltham, WA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1939

1939

Saint Anthony’s Church

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1939

1940

Plastics, 1940

Exhibition organized by Robert Woods Kennedy at the Boston Institute of Modern Art

1940

Peabody Plywood House

Dover, MA

Eleanor Raymond, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1940

1940

Brown University

Providence, RI

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1940

1940

Plastics, 1940

Boston, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Robert Woods Kennedy, Curator

1940

1940

Massachusetts General Hospital Chapel

Boston, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1940

1940

Colonial Hand-Forged, Wrought Iron Hardware

c. 1940

1940

Wrought Iron Hardware

c. 1940s

1941

Church of the Redeemer

Brookline, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1941

1941

John P. Monks House

Lincoln, MA

George Holmes Perkins, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1941

1941

Weizenblatt House

Asheville, NC

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1941

1941

Chamberlain Cottage

Wayland, MA

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1941

1942

W.C. Vaughan manufactures torpedo parts for the war effort.

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

c. 1942

1943

Walter Vaughan retires; divides shares in W.C. Vaughan between Stafford Vaughan and Elmer Pratt

1943

Stafford Vaughan becomes president of W.C. Vaughan

1945

Geller House I

Lawrence, NY

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1945

1946

St. Joseph

Dover, NH

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1946

1946

First Church Christ Scientist

Winchester, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1946

1946

Cronk Chapel

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1946

1946

Gilbert Tompkins House

Hewlett Harbor, NY

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1946

1947

Old Wye Church

Wye Mills, MD

William Graves Perry, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1947

1948

Edward E. Mills House

New Canaan, CT

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1948

1948

First Lutheran Church

Gardner, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1948

1948

Breuer Cottage

Wellfleet, MA

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1948

1948

Fischer Guest Cottage

Newtown, PA

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1948

1948

Kepes Cottage

Wellfleet, MA

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1948

1948

Breuer House I

New Canaan, CT

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1948

1948

Robinson House

Williamstown, MA

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1948

1949

Wellesley Veterans Housing

Wellesley, MA

Hugh Asher Stubbins, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1949

1949

Thompson House

Ligonier, PA

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1949

1949

St. Andrews Episcopal Church

Wellesley, MA

Nathaniel Saltonstall, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1949

1949

Scott House

Dennis, MA

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1949

1949

Our Lady of Mercy Seminary

Lenox, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1949

1949

Mayo Hill Colony Club

Wellfleet, MA

Nathaniel Saltonstall, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1949

1949

St. Thomas Church

Hartford, CT

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1949

1950

1950

Zimmerman House

Manchester, NH

Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1950

1950

Smith House

Aspen, CO

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1950

1950

Lauck House

Princeton, NJ

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1950

1950

Vaughan Hardware, Catalog No. 26

c. 1950

1951

W.C. Vaughan loses 1 Haymarket Square to eminent domain; moves to 32 Pitts Street

1951

Winterthur Museum

New Castle, DE

Henry Francis DuPont, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1951

1951

Wolfson Trailer House

Salt Point, NY

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1951

1951

Pack House

Scarsdale, NY

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1951

1952

St. Mary’s - The Morning Star Church

Pittsfield, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1952

1952

St. Joseph’s Cathedral

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1952

1952

1717 Meeting House

West Barnstable, WA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1952

1953

Cathedral Church of St. John

Wilmington, DE

James E. Lowe & Sons, Architects

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1953

1953

Church in Taunton

Taunton, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1953

1953

P.M. Herzog House

Boston, MA

Huson Jackson, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1953

1953

St. George’s Episcopal Church

Schenectady, NY

Samuel Fuller, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1953

1954

Governor’s Palace

New Bern, NC

William Graves Perry, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1954

1954

Brandeis University Chapels

Waltham, MA

Max Abramovitz, Architect

Eero Saarinen, Master Plan

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1954

1954

St. Andrews Church

Wellesley, MA

William Graves Perry, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1954

1954

First Lutheran Church

Boston, MA

Pietro Belluschi, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1954

1954

St. Brigid’s Church

West Hartford, CT

Curtin & Riley, Architects

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1954

1954

Chermayeff Cottage & Studio

Wellfleet, MA

Serge Chermayeff, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1954

1954

Scott Residence

Wellfleet, MA

Serge Chermayeff, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1954

1954

J. Gordon Gibbs House

George W.W. Brewster, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

c. 1954

1955

First Parish Meeting House

Cohasset, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1955

1955

Bowditch House

Cambridge, MA

Eleanor Raymond, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1955

1955

Nathaniel Russell House

Charleston, SC

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1955

1955

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Hickory, NC

Robert Clemmer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1955

1955

United Church

Walpole, MA

William Graves Perry, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1955

1955

Christ Church

St. Simons Island, GA

Abreu & Robeson, Architects

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1955

1955

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1955

1955

Radcliffe College (1879-1999)

Cambridge, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1955

1955

West Barnstable Meeting House

Barnstable, MA

E.B. Goodell, Jr, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1955

1955

Harvard Business School

Cambridge, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1955

1956

Westwood Parish Hall

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1956

1957

The Boston Redevelopment Authority forces W.C. Vaughan’s move from Pitts Street

1957

Wye Parish House

Wye Mills, MD

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1957

1959

Lincoln Parsonage

Lincoln, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1959

1959

Revere Pentecostal Church

Revere, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1959

1960

Church in Winston Salem

Winstom Salem, NC

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1960

1960

Church of Advent

Medfield, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1960

1960

The Oldest House (González-Alvarez House)

St. Augustine, FL

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1960

1960

Vaughan Hardware

c. 1960s

1961

King’s Chapel House

Boston, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1961

1961

Christ Church

Hamilton, MA

Philip Horton Smith, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1961

1961

Lutheran Church of the Newtons

Newton, MA

Nathaniel Saltonstall, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1961

1961

Lutheran Home of Moorestown

Moorestown, NJ

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1961

1961

Pilgram Congregational Church

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1961

1962

Cathedral Church of St. Paul

Boston, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1962

1962

Catholic Guild for The Blind

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1962

1962

Sons of Mary

Framingham, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1962

1962

Joseph M. Edinburg House

Brookline, MA

Nathaniel Saltonstall, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1962

1962

Earth Science Building

Cambridge, MA

Araldo Cossutta & I.M. Pei, Architects

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1962

1962

Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata, PA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1962

1962

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

New York, NY

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1962

1962

Chermayeff Courtyard House

New Haven, CT

Serge Chermayeff, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1962

1962

New England States Exhibition

New York, NY

Nelson W. Aldrich, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1962

1962

Edward Carrington House

Providence, RI

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1962

1962

First Parish Church

Lincoln, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1962

1963

Presbyterian Church of the Convenant

Greensboro, NC

Harry Barton, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1963

1963

Centenary Methodist Church

Richmond, VA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1963

1963

First Baptist Church

Greensboro, NC

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1963

1963

St. Columban Parish

Arlington, VT

Dirsa Lampron, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1963

1963

Governor Goodwin Mansion
Chase House

Portsmouth, NH

William Graves Perry, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1963

1964

Stafford Vaughan retires; Elmer Pratt becomes president of W.C. Vaughan

1964

First Parish Church

Sudbury, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1964

1964

Kings Chapel House

Boston, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1964

1964

People’s Methodist Church

Bradford, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1964

1965

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Emmitsburg, MD

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1965

1965

First Methodist Church

Pearlsburg, VA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1965

1965

St. Angela Merici Church

Metaire, LA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1965

1965

St. John’s Chapel

New York, NY

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1965

1965

Duke University Divinity School

Durham, NC

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1965

1965

St. Peter’s Church

Manset, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1965

1965

St. Matthew’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church

Charleston, SC

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1965

1966

Cranwell School Chapel

Lenox, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1966

1967

Trinity Church

Boston, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1967

1967

St. Richard’s Church

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1967

1967

Old Governor’s Mansion

Milledgeville, GA

Charles B. Cluskey, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1967

1968

Heritage Plantation

Sandwich, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1968

1968

John Wright Stanly House

New Bern, NC

John Hawks, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1968

1970

Vaughan Hardware
Classic Collections

c. 1970s

1970

Catalog 34R: Vaughan Clearview

1970

1970

Catalog No. 64R

c. 1970

1970

Catalog No. 72: Classic Sample Collections

c. 1970s

1970

Vaughan Hardware
List Price Book No. 1

c. 1970

1970

Vaughan Clearview
Price Sheet #1 Applying to Catalog #34R

1970

1970

Catalog 45: Emergency Exit Lock

1970

1970

Emergency Exit Lock #1636

1970

1970

Cover Letter

1970

1971

Port Tobacco Court House

Port Tobacco, ML

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1971

1971

Marblehead Church

Marblehead, MA

Carpenter Associates, Architects

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1971

1972

Clark Art Institute

Williamstown, MA

Pietro Belluschi, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1972

1972

First Church Congregational

Boxford, MA

Merton Stuart Barrows, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1972

1975

1975

Elmer Pratt retires as President of W.C. Vaughan.

1975

First Church Dedham

Dedham, MA

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1975

1980

The Hebrew College

Brookline, MA

Andrea Leers Browning, Expansion

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1980

1981

Redstone Modern acquires the W.C. Vaughan Co.

1987

Elmer’s nephew Glenn Albert Pratt, former vice president of W.C. Vaughan, purchases the company from Redstone Modern and re-establishes the business in Braintree, Mass.

2000

2000

E.R. Butler & Co. acquires the W.C. Vaughan Co.

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