Frank Meade lived on Euclid Avenue and was active in Cleveland’s upper society circles. He was the founding president of the Hermit Club. As the industrial owners and professionals’ families migrated to the suburbs of Wade Park, Bratenahl, and Shaker Heights, Frank Meade earned commissions for new homes there as well. He also designed large residences for the pre-Cleveland Heights villages of Ambler Heights and Euclid Heights. It was especially during the last 30 years (1911-1941) of his career, with James Hamilton as his partner, that their practice flourished. Meade & Hamilton also found success in designing numerous social club buildings including the Union, Roadside, Euclid and Century clubs in Cleveland and the Erie and Lamb clubs in New York City.
Today, dozens of Meade & Hamilton homes of traditional revival styles still stand proudly as a testament to the enduring appeal of their work. Their designs can be found throughout the western neighborhoods of Cleveland Heights along Fairmount Boulevard, including the Euclid Golf district, and on Edgehill Road in what was called Euclid Heights Village.