HAMMOND, GEORGE FRANCIS (26 Nov. 1855-26 Apr. 1938), an important classical architect active in Cleveland from 1886-1926, was born in Roxbury, Mass., the son of George and Cornelia Johnson Hammond. He attended the Massachusetts Normal Art School, and studied with Wm. R. Ware, founder of the first American curriculum based on the Beaux-Arts system of architectural training, at MIT. In 1876, Hammond worked as a draftsman in the office of Wm. G. Preston in Boston. He began independent work in 1878, setting up his own office in 1884. In 1886 Hammond moved to Cleveland, having designed the first
Hammond married Annie Borland Barstow in 1883. Following her death in 1886, he married Annie E. Butcher of Toronto in 1897; they divorced in 1922. Hammond's third wife was Dorothy Weirick, whom he divorced in 1931. Hammond had one child, Adelaide, from his second marriage. Retiring in 1926, Hammond died in Falls Village, Conn.