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us: McComb, John, 1763-1853

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    • us: M'Comb, John, 1763-1853
    • us: Comb, I. M., Junr., 1763-1853
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1763-10-17
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1853-05-25
    • Birth Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) American Academy of Fine Arts
        • Organization: (naf) General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Architecture
          (lcsh) Surveying
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Architects
              (lcsh) Surveyors
                (lcsh) Municipal officials and employees
            • Sources

              • found: NUCMC data from Rutgers Univ. Libr. for Mitchill, S.L. Papers, 1794-1827 (John McComb)
              • found: Dictionary of American biography, v. 11, 1943, via Internet Archive, October 11, 2016) (McComb, John; b. Oct. 17, 1763; d. May 25, 1853; architect, of New York, N.Y.; son of John McComb (d. 1811), who was city surveyor of New York City; street commissioner of New York City, 1813-1821)
              • found: Plan of the city of New York, 1789, via Library of Congress website, October 11, 2016 (engraving, signed I M. Comb Junr. delt.)
              • found: Stillman, Damie. "McComb, John, Jr.," in American National Biography Online, Feb. 2000, accessed October 11, 2016 ("McComb, John, Jr. (17 Oct. 1763-25 May 1853), architect, was born in New York City, the son of John McComb, Sr., a builder and architect ... The father ... was a city surveyor of New York from 1784 to 1792 ... Trained under his father, McComb first appears as an architect in 1790 ... For the next thirty-five years he practiced architecture in New York, becoming the leader of the profession there ... McComb was street commissioner of New York (1813-1821) ... a New York agent for the commissioner of public buildings in Washington (c. 1815-1819); a member of the American Academy of Fine Arts (1816-1828) ... a longtime member of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen (from 1787) and its president in 1818"; retired from active practice as an architect in 1826; continued to live in New York until his death) {}
              • found: New-York Historical Society Museum and Library website, October 11, 2016 (Guide to the John McComb Architectural Drawings Finding Aid, 1766-1829: "John McComb (Oct. 17, 1763-May 25, 1853) was the principal architect in New York City between 1800 and his retirement in the 1820s ... McComb was made a Street Commissioner and a City Surveyor of New York in 1813, and served in that capacity until 1821") {}
              • found: Union List of Artist Names Online, October 11, 2016 (McComb, John (American architect and surveyor, 1763-1853))
              • found: OCLC, October 11, 2016 (access points: McComb, John, 1763-1853; McComb, John; McComb, John, Jr.; McComb, John, Jr., 1763-1853; M'Comb, John, 1763-1853; MComb, John, Jr.; Comb, I. M.)
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