Clement House/Red Cross - Table of Contents
Portraits of Stephen and Carolyn Tripp Clement
Clement House/Red Cross
786 Delaware Avenue,
Both oil portraits now hang in the
original music room of Clement House.
The portrait of Carolyn Tripp Clement is by Cecelia Beaux; it was restored by
Stephen Merrell Clement III, a great-grandson.
of Stephen Clement hung at the Marine National Bank board room (and in
subsequent rooms). It may have been painted by Edmund C. Tarbell
(1862-1938). It, too, was restored by
Stephen Merrell Clement III, a great-grandson. It was unveiled on
2013, in celebration of the house's centennial. Great-grandson Peter
Clement presented a family history (on YouTube
) before the unveiling.
Tripp Clement raised her children in the house without her husband who
died during construction. (Her next door neighbor, Grace Millard Knox, was also a widow raising her children.)
of Stephen Clement was unveiled, after restoration, on September 21,
2013, in celebration of the house's centennial.
Applied carvings: Palm leaves form the outer and inner borders ... Ribbons support festoons
Center cartouche accented by volutes at top
Tudor Revival fireplace
Shield decoration in spandrel
Photos and their arrangement © 2013 Chuck
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