John McComb Jr. (1763–1853) was an American architect who designed many landmarks in the 18th and 19th centuries. Between 1790 and 1825, McComb was New York city's leading architect.[1]

John McComb Jr.
Born(1763-10-17)October 17, 1763.
New York City, U.S.
DiedMay 25, 1853(1853-05-25) (aged 89)
New York City, U.S.
Resting placeGreen-Wood Cemetery

Early life and education edit

McComb Jr. was born on October 17, 1763, in New York City and was of Scottish ancestry.[2] In 1783, McComb began working with his father, John McComb Sr., a well known architect and surveyor. In 1790, he began working independently[3] and John Jay spoke highly of his work to Alexander Hamilton.[4] McComb would later design Hamilton's home, The Grange. In general, McComb worked in the Federal style.

McComb died in 1853, and is interred at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

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References edit

  1. ^ Kornwolf, James D.; Kornwolf, Professor James D.; Kornwolf, Georgiana Wallis (2002). Architecture and Town Planning in Colonial North America. JHU Press. p. 1589. ISBN 978-0-8018-5986-1.
  2. ^ "John McComb, Jr. (U.S. National Park Service)". Retrieved April 15, 2023.
  3. ^ York, Mailing Address: 414 West 141st Street New. "McComb – Hamilton Grange National Memorial (U.S. National Park Service)". Retrieved February 26, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Founders Online: To Alexander Hamilton from John Jay, 21 December 1790". Retrieved April 15, 2023.
  5. ^ a b A Brief History of Hamilton Grange, National Park Service - Document can be downloaded from
  6. ^ Jeff Richman, "John McComb: Old New York Architect" Green-Wood Discovery. March 13, 2013.

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