George Albert Clough

George Asa Clough (May 27, 1843 – December 30, 1910) was an architect in Boston, Massachusetts in the later 19th-century. He designed the Suffolk County Courthouse in Pemberton Square, and numerous other buildings in the city and around New England. Born in Blue Hill, Maine, Clough trained as an architect at the firm of Snell & Gregerson, Boston, 1863-1869.[1] He worked as Boston's first city architect (1875-c. 1890s).[2][3][4] Historian Walter Muir Whitehill described him as "a competent but not very inspired practitioner."[5] His finer works, typically in Richardsonian Romanesque style, disagree.

George A. Clough
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Clough in 1911
George Asa Clough

(1843-05-27)May 27, 1843
DiedDecember 30, 1910(1910-12-30) (aged 67)
BuildingsSuffolk County Courthouse
Calf Pasture Pumping Station Complex

Works by CloughEdit

Fogg Memorial Building, Berwick Academy, South Berwick, Maine (1894)



  1. ^ Twentieth century biographical dictionary of notable Americans. 1904
  2. ^ Bacon. Boston of to-day. 1892; p.186.
  3. ^ Boston Directory. 1873
  4. ^ Boston almanac and business directory. 1879
  5. ^ Walter Muir Whitehill. The Making of an Architectural Masterpiece: The Boston Public Library. American Art Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Autumn, 1970), p.14
  6. ^ Annual report of the School Committee of the City of Boston, 1873
  7. ^ Old Statehouse May be Moved Boston Antiquarians Have a Plan to Save the Historic Structure. Kansas City Star; Date: 06-28-1903
  8. ^ State Library of Massachusetts. Report of the librarian of the state library, 1886. Boston: 1887.
  9. ^ New England historical and genealogical register, Volume 65. 1911
  10. ^ Jane Holtz Kay. Lost Boston, expanded ed. 2006
  11. ^ American architect and building news, Jan. 9, 1897
  12. ^ Stimpson. Rockland, Rockport and Camden. New England Magazine, Sept. 1904

Further readingEdit

  • Massachusetts of today: a memorial of the state, historical and biographical, issued for the World's Columbian exposition at Chicago. Columbia publishing company, 1892.
  • Samuel Atkins Eliot, ed. "George Albert Clough." Biographical history of Massachusetts: biographies and autobiographies of the leading men in the state, Volume 3. Boston: Massachusetts Biographical Society, 1911

External linksEdit

  • WorldCat
  • Flickr. Photo of Prince School building, Boston, 2005
  • Flickr. Photo of Calf Pasture Pumping Station building, Boston, 2003
  • Flickr. Photo of Calf Pasture Pumping Station building, Boston, 2009
  • Flickr. Photo of Calf Pasture Pumping Station building, Boston, 2009
  • Flickr. Photo of Calf Pasture Pumping Station building, Boston, 2009