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Hoban, James

Born: 1762 AD
Died: 1831 AD
Nationality: Irish
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1762 – Born in Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland.

1791 – He designed the old state capitol building at Columbia, whose facade and portico were based on L’Enfant’s proposed Federal Hall in New York City a design that was widely published in the U.S.

1792 – Hoban went to the federal capital and submitted a plan for the presidential mansion.

1793-1801 – The cornerstone was laid, and work continued.

         – Hoban also designed the Grand Hotel, the Little Hotel, and his last federal commission,

1802 – Hoban was one of the superintendents in charge of the erection of the Capitol as designed by William Thornton.

1812 – Hoban also supervised the reconstruction of the building after it was destroyed in the War.

1818 – The State and War Offices.

1831 – Died on the 8th of December in Washington, D.C.