George B. Post

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Birthday
15, 1837
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Nov 28, 1913 (75)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
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15, 1837
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Nov 28, 1913 (75)

About

Designed many now-demolished landmarks, such as the first office to use elevators, the eight-story Equitable Life Assurance Society. For a time, his 20-story New York World Building was New York City's tallest building.

Before Fame

He was taught by Richard Morris Hunt from 1858 until 1860. He had previously earned a degree in civil engineering from New York University's Scientific School in 1858. He formed a partnership in 1860 with Charles D. Gambrill, but left for a time to fight in the Civil War.

Trivia

His Western Union Telegraph building in New York was the first office building to rise to 10 stories.

Family Life

He married Alice Stone in 1867.

Associated With

He was under Ulysses S. Grant's command during his service in the Civil War.