Clyde Smith Adams (1876-1939), Architect
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1890-1939
AKA: Clyde Smythe Adams.
Clyde S. Adams was born in Hammonton, New Jersey, in 1876, and practiced architecture in Philadelphia from 1890 until his death in 1939. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects from 1936-1938. A specialist in school architecture, his presence in Nebraska is known only through a single advertisement for a house plan. It is not presently known whether any of his designs were constructed here.
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2. The AIA Historical Directory of American Architects, s.v. “Adams, Clyde S.,” (ahd1000161), http://public.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki Accessed April 5, 2010.
3. Henry and Elsie Rathburn. Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (deceased). Fascimile Edition. Los Angeles: Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc., 1970, 8.
4. Catherine Cramer, architectural historian, Tucson, Arizona, to historic preservation division, Nebraska State Historical Society, e-mail communication, November 29, 2017. Cramer provided information from her own research on Adams, which substantially corrects the Rathburn's information (Reference ), and provided leads to the following sources, the first of which was used here: Sandra L. Tatman, "Adams, Clyde Smith (1876 - 1939) Architect," Philadelphia Architects and Buildings website. Accessed November 29, 2017. https://www.philadelphiabuildings.org/pab/app/ar_display.cfm/23324 ; Adams's Findagrave Memorial; and the obituary in the Philadelphia Inquirer (December 21, 1939): 5.
D. Murphy, “Clyde Smith Adams (1876-1939), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, November 29, 2017. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 11, 2022.
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