James G. Hill


1841 – 1914

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Who was James G. Hill?

James G. Hill was an American architect who, during the period 1876 to 1883, headed the Office of the Supervising Architect of the United States Department of the Treasury, which oversaw major Federal buildings.

During that period he designed or supervised design of many courthouses, post offices and other public buildings.

During 1884-1901 he worked alone as a private architect, and during 1901-1909 he worked with Frederick A. Kendall as partner.

Works associated with Hill include:

Atlantic Building, 928-30 F Street, NW, Washington, DC; built 1887-1888

Auditors Building Complex, 14th St. and Independence Ave. Washington, DC, NRHP-listed; built 1878-1880

Government Printing Office, North Capitol Street between G and H Streets, NW, Washington, DC

National Bank of Washington, Washington Branch, 301 7th St., N.W. Washington, DC, NRHP-listed

Old Post Office, State Street and Broadway, Albany, New York

Richmond Hill House, 45 Richmond Hill Rd. Asheville, North Carolina, NRHP-listed

Riggs National Bank, Washington Loan and Trust Company Branch, SW corner of 9th and F Sts., NW. Washington, DC, NRHP-listed

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on July 23, 2013


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