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.

Massachusetts State Armory

Wakefield, MA

1913

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1918

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

1919

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

Dwg No. 7: Harmon Hinge No 806

c. 1920s

1921

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

“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

Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA

1927-1934

William Graves Perry, Architect (Restoration)

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

Charleston, SC

1927-1938

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Museum of Fine Arts

Boston, MA

1928

Guy Lowell, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1929

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

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Dearborn, MI

1929

Robert O. Derrick, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

c. 1933-1941

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

Watertown First Parish Church

Watertown, MA

1933

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

William K. Vanderbilt Estate “Eagle’s Nest”

Centerport, N.Y.

1936

Warren & Wetmore, Architects

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

US Department of the Interior

Washington, D.C.

1936

Waddy Butler Wood, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Dillaway-Thomas House

Boston, MA

1937

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

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

c. 1937

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Nathaniel Saltonstall House

Medfield, MA

1937

Nathaniel Saltonstall, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Grace Church

New York, NY

1937

James Renwick, Jr., Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church

Washington, DC

1937

James Renwick, Jr., Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Gardner-White-Pingree House

Salem, MA

1938

Samuel McIntire, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

William P. Bartel House

Wayland, MA

1938

Eleanor Raymond, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Trinity Church

Newton, MA

1938

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Breuer House, Lincoln

Lincoln, MA

1938

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

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

1938

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Mr. & Mrs. G. Holmes Perkins House

Brookline, MA

1938

George Holmes Perkins, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

St. Josephs Church

1938

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Exmoor Farm Renovation

Weston, MA

1938

Eleanor Raymond, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Ritz Carlton Hotel

Boston, MA

1938

George Holmes Perkins, Architect (Alteration)

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

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.

Terzaghi House

Winchester, MA

1939

George Holmes Perkins, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Life Magazine’s Life Houses

Queens, NY

1939

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

St. Michael’s Church

Litchfield, CT

1939

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Salem, MA

1939

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Centenary Church

Winston Salem, NC

1939

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Pennsylvania State Exhibition

New York, NY

1939

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

New York, NY

1939

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Fischer House & Studio

Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, PA

1939

Walter Gropius & Marcel Breuer, Architects

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Gov. Gore Mansion

Waltham, WA

1939

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Saint Anthony’s Church

1939

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1940

Plastics, 1940

Peabody Plywood House

Dover, MA

1940

Eleanor Raymond, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Brown University

Providence, RI

1940

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Massachusetts General Hospital Chapel

Boston, MA

1940

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Colonial Hand-Forged, Wrought Iron Hardware

c. 1940

Wrought Iron Hardware

c. 1940s

Church of the Redeemer

Brookline, MA

1941

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

John P. Monks House

Lincoln, MA

1941

George Holmes Perkins, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Weizenblatt House

Asheville, NC

1941

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Chamberlain Cottage

Wayland, MA

1941

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

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

c. 1942

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

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

Geller House I

Lawrence, NY

1945

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

St. Joseph

Dover, NH

1946

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

First Church Christ Scientist

Winchester, MA

1946

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Cronk Chapel

1946

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Gilbert Tompkins House

Hewlett Harbor, NY

1946

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Old Wye Church

Wye Mills, MD

1947

William Graves Perry, Architect (Restoration)

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

First Lutheran Church

Gardner, MA

1948

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Breuer Cottage

Wellfleet, MA

1948

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Fischer Guest Cottage

Newtown, PA

1948

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Kepes Cottage

Wellfleet, MA

1948

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Breuer House I

New Canaan, CT

1948

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Robinson House

Williamstown, MA

1948

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Wellesley Veterans Housing

Wellesley, MA

1949

Hugh Asher Stubbins, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Thompson House

Ligonier, PA

1949

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

St. Andrews Episcopal Church

Wellesley, MA

1949

Nathaniel Saltonstall, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Scott House

Dennis, MA

1949

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Our Lady of Mercy Seminary

Lenox, MA

1949

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Mayo Hill Colony Club

Wellfleet, MA

1949

Nathaniel Saltonstall, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

St. Thomas Church

Hartford, CT

1949

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1950

Zimmerman House

Manchester, NH

1950

Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Smith House

Aspen, CO

1950

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Lauck House

Princeton, NJ

1950

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Vaughan Hardware, Catalog No. 26

c. 1950

1951

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

Winterthur Museum

New Castle, DE

1951

Henry Francis DuPont, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Edward E. Mills House

New Canaan, CT

1951

Marcel Breuer, Architect (Addition)

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Wolfson Trailer House

Salt Point, NY

1951

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Pack House

Scarsdale, NY

1951

Marcel Breuer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

St. Mary’s - The Morning Star Church

Pittsfield, MA

1952

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

St. Joseph’s Cathedral

1952

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1717 Meeting House

West Barnstable, WA

1952

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Church in Taunton

Taunton, MA

1953

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Cathedral Church of St. John

Wilmington, DE

1953

James E. Lowe & Sons, Architects (Restoration)

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

P.M. Herzog House

Boston, MA

1953

Huson Jackson, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

St. George’s Episcopal Church

Schenectady, NY

1953

Samuel Fuller, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Brandeis University Chapels

Waltham, MA

1954

Max Abramovitz, Architect

Eero Saarinen, Architect (Master Plan)

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

St. Andrews Church

Wellesley, MA

1954

William Graves Perry, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

First Lutheran Church

Boston, MA

1954

Pietro Belluschi, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

St. Brigid’s Church

West Hartford, CT

1954

Curtin & Riley, Architects

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Governor’s Palace

New Bern, NC

1954

William Graves Perry, Architect (Restoration)

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Chermayeff Cottage & Studio

Wellfleet, MA

1954

Serge Chermayeff, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Scott Residence

Wellfleet, MA

1954

Serge Chermayeff, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Edward E. Mills House

New Canaan, CT

1954

Marcel Breuer, Architect (Alteration)

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

First Parish Meeting House

Cohasset, MA

1955

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Bowditch House

Cambridge, MA

1955

Eleanor Raymond, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Nathaniel Russell House

Charleston, SC

1955

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Hickory, NC

1955

Robert Clemmer, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

United Church

Walpole, MA

1955

William Graves Perry, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

1955

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Radcliffe College (1879-1999)

Cambridge, MA

1955

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Christ Church

St. Simons Island, GA

1955

Abreu & Robeson, Architects

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

West Barnstable Meeting House

Barnstable, MA

1955

E.B. Goodell, Jr, Architect (Restoration)

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Harvard Business School

Cambridge, MA

1955

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Westwood Parish Hall

1956

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1957

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

Wye Parish House

Wye Mills, MD

1957

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Lincoln Parsonage

Lincoln, MA

1959

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Revere Pentecostal Church

Revere, MA

1959

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Church in Winston Salem

Winstom Salem, NC

1960

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Church of Advent

Medfield, MA

1960

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

The Oldest House (González-Alvarez House)

St. Augustine, FL

1960

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Vaughan Hardware

c. 1960s

King’s Chapel House

Boston, MA

1961

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Christ Church

Hamilton, MA

1961

Philip Horton Smith, Architect (Addition)

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Lutheran Church of the Newtons

Newton, MA

1961

Nathaniel Saltonstall, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Lutheran Home of Moorestown

Moorestown, NJ

1961

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Pilgram Congregational Church

1961

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Cathedral Church of St. Paul

Boston, MA

1962

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Catholic Guild for The Blind

1962

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Sons of Mary

Framingham, MA

1962

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Joseph M. Edinburg House

Brookline, MA

1962

Nathaniel Saltonstall, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

MIT Earth Science Building

Cambridge, MA

1962

Araldo Cossutta & I.M. Pei, Architects

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

New York, NY

1962

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata, PA

1962

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Chermayeff Courtyard House

New Haven, CT

1962

Serge Chermayeff, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

New England States Exhibition

New York, NY

1962

Nelson W. Aldrich, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Edward Carrington House

Providence, RI

1962

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

First Parish Church

Lincoln, MA

1962

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Centenary Methodist Church

Richmond, VA

1963

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

First Baptist Church

Greensboro, NC

1963

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Presbyterian Church of the Convenant

Greensboro, NC

1963

Harry Barton, Architect (Addition)

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

St. Columban Parish

Arlington, VT

1963

Dirsa Lampron, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Governor Goodwin Mansion

Portsmouth, NH

1963

William Graves Perry, Architect (Restoration)

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1964

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

First Parish Church

Sudbury, MA

1964

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Kings Chapel House

Boston, MA

1964

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

People’s Methodist Church

Bradford, MA

1964

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Pierre S. du Pont IV House

Wilmington, DE

1964

Ike W. Colburn, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Emmitsburg, MD

1965

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

First Methodist Church

Pearlsburg, VA

1965

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

St. Angela Merici Church

Metaire, LA

1965

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

St. John’s Chapel

New York, NY

1965

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

St. Peter’s Church

Manset, MA

1965

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Duke University Divinity School

Durham, NC

1965

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

St. Matthew’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church

Charleston, SC

1965

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Cranwell School Chapel

Lenox, MA

1966

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Trinity Church

Boston, MA

1967

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

St. Richard’s Church

1967

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Old Governor’s Mansion

Milledgeville, GA

1967

Charles B. Cluskey, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Heritage Plantation

Sandwich, MA

1968

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

John Wright Stanly House

New Bern, NC

1968

John Hawks, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Vaughan Hardware

c. 1970s

Catalog 34R: Vaughan Clearview

1970

Catalog No. 64R

c. 1970

Catalog No. 72: Classic Sample Collections

c. 1970s

Vaughan Hardware

c. 1970

Vaughan Clearview

1970

Catalog 45: Emergency Exit Lock

1970

Emergency Exit Lock #1636

1970

Cover Letter

1970

Port Tobacco Court House

Port Tobacco, ML

1971

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Marblehead Church

Marblehead, MA

1971

Carpenter Associates, Architects

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

Clark Art Institute, Manton Research Center

Williamstown, MA

1972

Pietro Belluschi, Architect

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

First Church Congregational

Boxford, MA

1972

Merton Stuart Barrows, Architect (Restoration)

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

1975

1975

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

First Church Dedham

Dedham, MA

1975

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

The Hebrew College

Brookline, MA

1980

Andrea Leers Browning, Architect (Expansion)

The W.C. Vaughan Co., Manufacturers

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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