Obituary: Frederick A. (Tad) Stahl of Boston’s Beacon Hill

Frederick A. (Tad) Stahl, FAIA, 82, died unexpectedly Friday, July 26, 2013. Born in Danbury, CT, he was a resident of Beacon Hill for over 50 years and an alumnus of Dartmouth College, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and MIT School of Architecture and Planning. Tad was the architect responsible for the State Street Bank building at 225 Franklin Street, the 1976 restoration of Quincy Market and the Park Street Church Ministries building among many other significant commissions in Boston and beyond. He is survived by his wife, Jane Moulton Stahl of Boston, his sons, Matthew W. Stahl of London, ON, Nicholas F. M. Stahl of San Francisco, daughter Isabelle Stahl Addison of Edmonton, AB, as well as his beloved nephew, William M. “Skip” Stahl of Portland, ME. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Boston Architecture College, 320 Newbury Street, Boston.

A memorial service is scheduled for September 19, 2013, 4:30 pm at the Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street.

(Ed: Tad was an generous and active community participant, often volunteering his expertise with those in the North End and other downtown neighborhoods on projects of common interest. The photo is from a North End meeting where Tad presented the Beacon Hill Master Plan.)