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First Posted: July 13, 2012
Jan 31, 2015

Joseph C. Hornblower and James Rush Marshall

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Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

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James Rush Marshall

Hornblower " Marshall was a Washington, D.C.-based architectural firm that was a partnership between Joseph Coerten Hornblower (1848-1908) and James Rush Marshall (1851-1927). The firm designed numerous substantial government and other buildings, a number of which have been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. For example, the partnership won a competition with its design for the monumental, Beaux-arts style U.S. Custom House of Baltimore, Maryland, that was built in 1903 and which served as a Custom House until 1953.

Other works by the firm include:

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Frasier House

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Baltimore Custom House

Fraser Mansion, completed 1890 Engine Company 23, 2119 G, NW., Washington, D.C., NRHP-listed
Fraser Mansion Fraser Mansion completed in 1890, 1701 20th St., NW., Washington, D.C., NRHP-listed, a brick and pink granite
Samuel Hill House, 814 E. Highland Dr., Seattle, Washington, NRHP-listed
Lothrop Mansion also known as the Alvin Mason Lothrop House, 2001 Connecticut Ave., Washington, D.C., NRHP-listed
Maryhill, SW of Goldendale on U.S. 197, Goldendale, Washington, NRHP-listed
Duncan Phillips House, 1600-1614 21st St., NW., Washington, D.C., NRHP-listed
U.S. Custom House, 40 S. Gay St., Baltimore, Maryland, NRHP-listed
U.S. Marine Corps Barracks and Commandant's House, 8th and I Sts., SE, Washington, D.C., NRHP-listed
National Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian Institution holds the largest collection of Hornblower & Marshall documents.

For More Information:

Hornblower
Smithsonian Preservation Quarterly

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