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Name:    Hill, James C.
Profession:  Architect
Born/Started:    1841
Died/Ended:    1913
Description:    James C. Hill lived in St. Louis only for a short time while working as Supervising Architect for the Old Post Office, a project puncuated with difficulties from the beginning in 1872. Lawsuits and angry citizens, along with the discovery of quicksand at a depth of thirty feet were just a few of the problems faced by James C. Hill and other Supervising Architects who subsequently completed the structure in 1884. Hill formed a private practice under the firm name of Hill and Kendall in Washington, and many of his designs were out-of-state including New York and Minnesota.

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