Joseph Chandler (Dec. 11, 1863 – Aug. 19, 1945) is considered a major proponent of the Colonial Revival architecture.
Born in Plymouth, he went to M.I.T. for an architecture degree.
His most well-known projects are the restoration of the Paul Revere House in Boston and the House of Seven Gables in Salem. He also worked with Francis
Dow on creating Pioneer Village.
Chandler restored the House of the Seven Gables for Miss Caroline Emmerton from 1908-1910. He later restored the 17th century Hooper-Hathaway House (ca.1911) and early
Retire Beckett House (restored 1924).
By 1912, Chandler had acquired a national reputation for his restorations. Between 1906 and 1916, in addition to the House of the Seven Gables, Chandler restored eight (or more) of
the most important historic properties in the Boston area including the Dorothy Quincy House in Quincy, the Paul Revere House in Boston, the Old State House in Boston, the Rebecca Nourse(Nurse) House in Danvers in
1909, the Cooper-Frost-Austin House in Cambridge, The Isaac Royall House in Medford, the Stevens -Coolidge House in North Andover and the Hooper-Lee Nichols House in Cambridge. In addition, he had a healthy career
as as architect of new Colonial Revival houses and played a role in saving historic buildings from destruction.
Vertical File in Salem Collection - Chandler, Joseph
Hawthorne in Salem site
"Chandler restored Salem's past; Preservation Perspective" by John Goff, Salem Gazette, July 13. 2007 p. 4