George H. Clemence

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George Henry Clemence, c. 1903
Print ad for Clemence, 1898

George Henry Clemence (January 13, 1865 - February 2, 1924) was an architect and fellow of the American Institute of Architects who lived and practiced in Worcester, Massachusetts.[1][2]

Clemence was born in Worcester in 1865.[3] He attended the public schools in Worcester and began studying in the office of architect Stephen C. Earle in 1882. He enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1886, completing his studies in architecture there in 1891. In 1892, he established his own architectural practice in Worcester. He was a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He served as the president of the Worcester Branch of the AIA for a time. He was married to Anna Eliza McDonald in 1889, and they had a daughter, Hazel, in 1890.[1] At the time of the 1900 and 1910 United States Censuses, he was living in Worcester with his wife Anna and daughter Hazel.[4][5]

A number of his works are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6][7] They include:

In Worcester:

In Southbridge, Massachusetts:


  1. ^ a b Charles Nutt. History of Worcester and Its People, Vol. 3. pp. 65–66.
  2. ^ George H. Clemence at the archINFORM database
  3. ^ U.S. Passport Application for George Henry Clemence, architect, dated July 8, 1912. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 (database on-line). National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; Collection Number: ARC Identifier 583830 / MLR Number A1 534; NARA Series: M1490; Roll #: 167.
  4. ^ Census entry for George H. Clemence, architect, born Jan. 1865, and family. 1900 United States Federal Census (database on-line). Year: 1900; Census Place: Worcester Ward 7, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: 697; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 1774; FHL microfilm: 1240697.
  5. ^ Census entry for George H. Clarence, architect, age 45, and family. 1910 United States Federal Census (database on-line). Year: 1910; Census Place: Worcester Ward 8, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_633; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 1908; Image: 510; FHL microfilm: 1374646.
  6. ^ Brian R. Pfeiffer and Candace Jenkins (May 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Worcester Multiple Resource Area". National Park Service.
  7. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.