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Male, US, born 1847, died 1916-01-11

Associated with the firms network

Day, Clinton, Architect; Farr, Albert L. Architect

Professional History


Principal, Clinton Day, Architect, San Francisco, CA, c. 1883. In 1883, Day maintained his office in the building at 310 Pine Street. A number of architectural firms were located nearby in that year, including those of Seth Babson (318 Pine), George Bordwell (318 Pine), William Curlett (330 Pine), B.McDougall and Son (330 Pine), W.P. Moore (330 Pine). John C. Pelton, Jr., (330 Pine), Percy and Hamilton (318 Pine), and William F. Smith (318 Pine).

Day was admitted to the American Institute of Architects, 1902; In 1902, Day furnished the National Headquarters of the American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC, a copy of "Glimpses of Leland Stanford, Jr., University, Palo Alto, California, 1902." (See "Pamphlet Recevied since Spetember 30, 1902," Quarterly Bulletin of the American Institute of Architects, vol. 3 no. 4, 01/1903, p. 187.)

Honorary LL.D., University of California, 1910; Fellow, American Institute of Architects, 1912.



Coursework, College of California, Berkeley, CA, 1868.



His grandfather, Jeremiah Day (1773-1867), was an educator, becoming President of Yale College between 1817-1846. Day's father, Sherman Day (1806–1884), grew up in CT, but came to CA in 1849 and got into politics, becoming a State Senator in 1855; Day was an original Trustee (one of twelve) of the College of California chartered on 04/16/1860. The private College of California became known as the University of California, Berkeley, when it combined with the state-subsidized Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College between 1868-1870.

Biographical Notes

Architectural historian Richard Ellison Ritz in his biographical entry on Day, indicated that Day had been born in 1846. (See "Day, Clinton," Richard Ellison Ritz, Architects of Oregon, [Portland, OR: Lair Hill Publishing, 2002], p. 99-100.)

Associated Locations

  • Brooklyn, New York, NY (Architect's Birth)
    Brooklyn, New York, NY

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