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Male, US, born 05/10/1866, died 07/08/1940

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Post, George B., and Sons, Architects

Professional History

Partner, George B. Post, Architects, New York, NY, 1904-1930; William Post worked with George Post on the New York Stock Exchange and the campus plan of the City College of New York. He specialized in hotel design, doing hotels for the Statler chain in Cleveland, OH, Detroit, MI, Saint Louis, MO, Buffalo, NY and Boston, MA, as well as the Hotel Roosevelt in New York, NY. He also designed the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, WI.


Graduate, Saint Mark's School, Southborough, MA; graduate, Columbia University School of Art and the School of Mines, New York, N,Y, 1890; following his graduation from Columbia, he took a yearlong "grand tour" in Europe, before returning to work in his father's architecture firm.


Post was born in New York, NY, in 1866, moving to attend prep school in MA as a high-school-age boy. He attended college at Columbia University in New York, and spent a year in Europe. Thereafter, he lived for 65 years in the community of Bernardsville, NJ, where he died.

His father was George B. Post (1837-1913), a New York architect well-known for his skyscraper designs. William's mother was Alice Stone Post. He had a sister and two brothers: Mrs Arthur Turnbull (who lived in Far Hills, NJ, in 1940) A. Wright Post (who lived in Bernardsville, NJ, in 1940) and James Otis Post, with whom he operated the architectural practice started by their father. (See "William S. Post, 74; Noted Architect," New York Times, 07/09/1940, p. 21.)

William Stone Post married Lillian Hood Post on 06/14/1884. Her father, John Bell Hood, was a Lieutenant General in the Army of the Confederate States of America.

William and Lillian Post had three daughters: Mrs. Catesby L. Jones, Mrs. Thomas McClure Peters and Mrs. James (Eleanor R.) W. Thomas. The latter two lived in Bernardsville, NJ, at the time of their mother's death in 1956. (Lillian Post died in Bernardsville on 10/11/1956.) (See "Mrs William S. Post," New York Times, 10/13/1956, p. 19.)

Associated Locations

  • Bernardsville, NJ (Architect's Death)
    Bernardsville, NJ

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PCAD id: 2505