George F. Hammond was an important classical architect active in Cleveland from 1886 to 1926. He was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts and attended Roxbury Latin School, Roxbury High School, the Massachusetts Normal Art School, and the Boston Evening Drawing School. In 1876 he worked as a draftsman in the Boston office of William G. Preston and in the office of William Ware. He came to Cleveland in 1885 as a member of the firm of Koehler & Hammond. That firm lasted for one year. He would then go into business for himself. He designed hospitals, schools, factories, and power plants in many parts of the country. He lived at 1863 Caldwell Road in Cleveland Heights. He died in Falls Village, Connecticut, although his obituary says Pittsfield, Mass.
The following are abbreviations used throughout the database
AABN – American Architect and Builders News (1876 – 1909) bp – City of Cleveland Building Permits (1889 – present) cd – City Directories mps – Mary Peale Schofield files – Western Reserve Historical Society Inland – Inland Architect Intestate – Interstate Architect and Builder (1899 – 1902) nd – no date NRHP – National Register of Historic Places OAB – Ohio Architect and Builder (1903 – 1909) OAEB – Ohio Architect, Engineer and Builder (1910 – 1919) ohi – Ohio Historical Inventory form PD – Plain Dealer