James Knox Taylor

James K. Taylor
James Knox Taylor (October 11, 1857 – August 27, 1929) was Supervising Architect of the United States Department of the Treasury from 1897 to 1912.wikipedia
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He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a classmate of William Martin Aiken, who would precede him in the position of Supervisory Architect, and Cass Gilbert.
Gilbert later worked for a time with the firm of McKim, Mead & White before starting a practice in St. Paul with James Knox Taylor.

James A. Farley Building

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Competitions under Taylor's supervision included the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, James Farley Post Office, Cleveland Federal Building, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (Baltimore, Maryland) and U.S. Customhouse (San Francisco, California) (which are all now on the National Register of Historic Places) among others.
Supervisory architect James Knox Taylor picked McKim for the New York post office.

Howard M. Metzenbaum United States Courthouse

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Competitions under Taylor's supervision included the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, James Farley Post Office, Cleveland Federal Building, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (Baltimore, Maryland) and U.S. Customhouse (San Francisco, California) (which are all now on the National Register of Historic Places) among others.
New York Architect Arnold W. Brunner (1857–1925) designed this imposing building under the direction of Supervising Architect of the Treasury James Knox Taylor (1857–1929).

Pioneer and Endicott Buildings

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Subsequently, they designed the Pioneer and Endicott Buildings.
The Endicott building was designed by Cass Gilbert and James Knox Taylor; the Pioneer Building was designed by Solon Spencer Beman in the Romanesque style; it was the first building in the United States to have a glass elevator.

Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital

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By September, the Treasury's Supervising Architect, James Knox Taylor, opened an architecture competition to rebuild the immigration station The competition was the second to be conducted under the Tarsney Act of 1893, which had permitted private architects to design federal buildings, rather than government architects in the Supervising Architect's office.

Knoxville, Illinois

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The son of H. Knox and Mary (Young) Taylor, he was born in Knoxville, Illinois and attended schools in Minnesota.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

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Competitions under Taylor's supervision included the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, James Farley Post Office, Cleveland Federal Building, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (Baltimore, Maryland) and U.S. Customhouse (San Francisco, California) (which are all now on the National Register of Historic Places) among others.
The Supervising Architect James Knox Taylor picked Gilbert, who earlier had been his partner at the Gilbert & Taylor architecture firm in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Office of the Supervising Architect for the U.S. Treasury

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James Knox Taylor (October 11, 1857 – August 27, 1929) was Supervising Architect of the United States Department of the Treasury from 1897 to 1912.

United States Post Office (Creston, Iowa)

U.S. Post Office & Court House
The combination Beaux-Arts and Georgian Revival structure was designed by James Knox Taylor who was the Supervising Architect of the United States Department of the Treasury.

Philadelphia Mint

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constructed under James Knox Taylor.

Old Post Office (Buffalo, New York)

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The $1.5 million building opened in 1901 during the tenure of James Knox Taylor and operated as Buffalo's central post office until 1963.

John Charles Tarsney

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In 1893 Missouri Congressman John Charles Tarsney introduced a bill that allowed the Supervisory Architect to hold competitions among private architects for major structures.
The competitions were met with enthusiasm by the architect community but were also marred by scandal as when Supervisory Architect James Knox Taylor picked Cass Gilbert for the New York Customs job.

Edward J. Devitt U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building

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The building was designed by Supervising Architect of the United States Department of the Treasury James Knox Taylor.

Public Safety Building (Cumberland, Maryland)

Public Safety BuildingU.S. Courthouse and Post Office
The building was built originally as the United States Courthouse and Post Office during the tenure of James Knox Taylor (1857-1929), who was Supervising Architect for the U.S. Treasury.

United States Post Office (Beverly, Massachusetts)

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Built in 1910, it is a prominent local example of Colonial and Classical Revival architecture, and a significant work late in the career of architect James Knox Taylor.

United States Courthouse Building and Downtown Postal Station (Tampa, Florida)

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Construction on the building was completed in 1905, under the supervision of James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect `of the United States Department of the Treasury.

Hippodrome State Theatre

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Old Post Office (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

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Located at the northwest corner of Fourth and Gold in downtown Albuquerque, the Spanish Colonial Revival-style building was built in 1908 under the supervision of architect James Knox Taylor.

United States Post Office (Oil City, Pennsylvania)

U.S. Post Office (Oil City, Pennsylvania)
It was designed by the Office of the Supervising Architect under the direction of James Knox Taylor and built in 1906, with additions built in 1912 and 1928.

Webster City Post Office

Webster City, Iowa Post Office
The Beaux-Arts style building was designed by the U.S. Treasury with James Knox Taylor as the supervising architect.

Juneau, Alaska

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The mansion was designed by James Knox Taylor in the Federal style.

United States Post Office (Niagara Falls, New York)

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It was designed and built 1904-1907, and is one of a number of post offices in New York State designed by the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department, James Knox Taylor.

United States Post Office and Courthouse (Albany, Georgia)

U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (Albany, Georgia)
Its architecture style is primarily Second Renaissance Revival architecture and is credited to U.S. Supervising Architect James Knox Taylor.