Warren S. Parker


Warren S. Parker


Warren S. Parker (1861 – 1944) built houses for a living before he was appointed Building Inspector for the City of Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1907. He served in this position for twenty-five years, becoming interested in old Quincy houses and residents.

At the core of the Parker Collection are over 2,000 lantern slides (c1890s - 1930s) that he used in giving the illustrated lectures that you see in this digital archive by clicking on Exhibits. Acquired by the library in 1945 for $2,500, the invaluable collection also contains copies of deeds, maps, scrapbooks, biographical notes and newspaper clippings on Quincy subjects.

Items in the Warren S. Parker Collection

Samuel Andrews House
Near Quincy's woods