George Browne Post (1837-1913)
Colonel George B. Post, 6th President of the American Institute of Architects
He was born in New York City and trained as an architect under Richard Morris Hunt. Two of his skyscrapers, the 20-story World (Pulitzer) Building and the 26-story St. Paul Building, were the tallest buildings in New York when completed. In his lifetime, he came to be referred to both as, “the dean of American architects” and “the father of the tall building in New York”. More recently, Robert A.M. Stern has called him, “one of the most prolific, prominent and professional architects of the second half of the nineteenth century”. He was the 6th President of the American Association of Architects and co-founded the National Arts Club in New York. He fought for the Union Army under General Burnside at the Battle of Fredericksburg. He lived at "Claremont" Bernardsville, New Jersey. He was married in 1863 and had five children.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 03/02/2020 and last updated on 02/05/2021.
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