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Male, US, born 08/04/1873, died 04/20/1951

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Post, George B., and Sons, Architects

Professional History

Architect, George B. Post and Sons, Architects, New York, NY, 1901-1904; Partner, George B. Post and Sons, Architects, New York, NY, 1904- ; the Post Brothers had offices in New York and Cleveland, OH, which James Post supervised. During World War I, James Post served as a Consultant to the Chief Engineer of the US Army, supervising construction of cantonments. He was also a member of Squadron A of the New York National Guard. (See "James Oits Post, 77, Architect, Is Dead," New York Times, 04/22/1951, p. 19.)

James Post was active in the education of young architects. Chair, Society of Beaux Arts Architects, Committee on Education; Co-founder and first President, Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, New York, NY; Secretary, International Congress of Architects, American Section; Member, Institution and Agencies of the State of New Jersey, Committee of Architects and Engineers; he collaborated on the foundation of the United Stated Housing Bureau in 1918.

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA);


B.Arch., Columbia University, New York, NY, c. 1895; Diplome, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, c. 1900;


Born in Bernardsville, NJ, James Post lived in several states during his life. As a student he lived in New York, NY, and Paris, France. According to his draft registration card, he resided in Morristown, NJ, in 1918 and for some time thereafter. He lived with one of his sons in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, toward the end of his life, and died in Waltham, MA. Both James and his brother William traveled a great deal for business, as their firm built hotels and other large buildings across the US.

His father was George B. Post (1837-1913), a New York architect well-known for his skyscraper designs. James'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 William Stone 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.)

In 1918, he was married to Dorathia M. Post.

Post had three sons: Edward Everett Post, who lived c. 1950 in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, NY, James Otis Post, Jr., who lived in Wayland, MA, in 1951 and Richard Oliver Post who resided in Laconia, NH, in 1951.

Member, Beaux-Arts Union League, New York, NY; Member, Union Club of New York, NY; Member, Racquet and Tennis Club of New York, New York, NY: Member, Union Club of Cleveland, OH; Member, Virginia Club of Norfolk, VA; Member, Somerset Hills Country Club, Somerset Hills, NJ; Member, Morris County Golf Club, Morristown, NJ.

Associated Locations

  • Waltham, MA (Architect's Death)
    Waltham, MA

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

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PCAD id: 2506