Stephen C. Earle

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Stephen Carpenter Earle
Born (1839-01-04)January 4, 1839
Leicester, Massachusetts
Died December 12, 1913(1913-12-12) (aged 74)
Worcester, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Occupation Architect
Buildings Slater Memorial Museum
Jonas Clark Hall
Old Chapel
Whitcomb Mansion
Union Congregational Church
Pilgrim Congregational Church
Carroll Building

Grinnell College


Stephen Carpenter Earle (January 4, 1839 – December 12, 1913)[1] was an architect who designed a number buildings in Massachusetts and Connecticut that were built in the late 19th century, with many in Worcester, Massachusetts. He trained in the office of Calvert Vaux in New York City. For a time he worked with architect James E. Fuller, under the firm "Earle & Fuller", and later with Clellan W. Fisher under "Earle & Fisher". His masterpiece is the Richardsonian Romanesque Slater Memorial Museum associated with the Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, Connecticut, where he had a generous budget and a sympathetic patron.[2]

Front entrance to Clark University's Jonas Clark Hall, the main academic facility for undergraduate students. Clark University was founded in 1887

He designed university buildings, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Among his university buildings are:

Selected works[edit]

Worcester, Massachusetts[edit]

Other Massachusetts[edit]



Further Reading[edit]

  • Diaries of Ruth Earle Southwick 1921-1925, ISBN 9781512128819. Ruth was the fourth of Stephen C. Earle's five children and his only daughter.