George Nelson Jacobs

Personal Data

George Nelson Jacobs was born on March 22, 1891, in Boston, the son of Isaac Jacobs and his wife, Miriam (Margaret) Moore.

He married first on March 2, 1923, in Nashua, New Hampshire, to Florence (MacDonald) Jeffrey (b. 17Aug1895 in Boston; d. 1Mar1949 in Brookline), daughter of John MacDonald and his wife, May (LNU), and former wife of (FNU) Jeffrey.

He married second to Mary Gertrude (LNU).

George Jacobs died on June 11, 1960, in Boston.


George Jacobs graduated from Harvard in 1917.  By 1920, he had begun practice as an architect in Boston.  He continued as a sole practitioner in the 1930s, but by 1936 he was working with his brother, William Nelson Jacobs. By the early 1940s they had formed the firm of G. N. and W. N. Jacobs Associates, architects and engineers.  By 1942, the firm was no longer listed in the City Directories and William Jacobs was a construction engineer with the Federal Pubic Housing Authority.

Back Bay Work

1924 100 Beacon (with Clifford Allbright)
1924 6 Marlborough
1925 250 Beacon
1925 50 Commonwealth (260 Berkeley)
1925 90 Commonwealth [with Edward B. Stratton]
1925 180 Commonwealth
1925 250 Commonwealth
1927 12 Commonwealth
1930 56 Commonwealth
1936 140 Beacon (Remodeling) (with William Nelson Jacobs)
1937 125 Beacon (Remodeling)