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Gill, Irvinglocked

(26 April 1870–07 October 1936)
  • David Gebhard

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Gill, Irving (26 April 1870–07 October 1936), architect, was born Irving John Gill in Tully, New York, the son of Joseph Gill, a farmer, carpenter, and building contractor, and Cynthia Scullen. Gill was one of six children born on the family farm located some twenty miles from Syracuse. Gill’s parents and ancestors were Quakers who had originally settled in New Jersey. His formal education was limited to attending high school in Syracuse. In 1887 he was working as a gardener and by 1889 had listed himself as a draftsman, employed in the Syracuse architectural office of Ellis G. Hall....

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