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George Browne Post (December 15, 1837 – November 28, 1913) was an American architect trained in the Beaux-Arts tradition. Many of his most characteristic projects were for commercial buildings where new requirements pushed the traditional boundaries of design. Many have been demolished, since their central locations in New York and other cities made them vulnerable to rebuilding in the twentieth century. Some of his lost buildings were regarded as landmarks of their era. He was active from 1869 almost until his death in 1913. His sons, who had been taken into the firm in 1904, continued as George B. Post and Sons through 1930. 
Many of Post's design's were landmarks of the era. Post's Equitable Life Building (1868–70), was the first office building designed to use elevators; Post himself leased the upper floors when contemporaries predicted they could not be rented. His Western Union Telegraph Building (1872–75) at Dey Street in Lower Manhattan, was the first office building to rise as high as ten stories, a forerunner of skyscrapers to come. When it was erected in "Newspaper Row" facing City Hall Park, Post's twenty-story New York World Building (1889–90) was the tallest building in New York City.
A true member of the American Renaissance, Post engaged notable artists and artisans to add decorative sculpture and murals to his architectural designs. Among those who worked with Post were the sculptor Karl Bitter and painter Elihu Vedder. Post was a founding member of the National Arts Club, serving as the Club's inaugural president from 1898 to 1905. In 1905, his two sons were taken into the partnership, and they continued to lead the firm after Post's death, notably as the designers of many Statler Hotels in cities across the United States. From that time forward, the firm carried on under the stewardship of Post's grandson, Edward Everett Post (1904-2006)  until the late twentieth century.
New York Hospital (razed), 1877, notable for its use of large ground-level windows for better natural illumination of the interior.
Library and Lyceum, Morristown, New Jersey. 1878, Razed.
Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, New York, 1878-1880, Romanesque revival building employing architectural terracotta, originally named Long Island Historical Society.
Post Building, New York City, 1880-81. A deep central recess provided light and air to the interiors, a feature that quickly became standard for large commercial structures.
Mills Building, New York City, 1881-1883, called "the first modern office building", on a two-story base, the upper eight floors reached by ten elevators, it used architectural terracotta panels, which Post had helped to introduce to the United States, and eliminated the conventional mansard roofline. Razed.
^Winston Weisman, "The Commercial Architecture of George B. Post" The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians31.3 (October 1972), pp. 176-203. Many details in this article are drawn from Weisman's sketch of Post's career.
^ ab"George B. Post". Retrieved . An architect, died November 28, 1913, at his summer home in Bernardsville, New Jersey. He was born December 15, 1837 in New York City. ...