James G. Hill (1841–1913) was an American architect who, during the period 1876 to 1883, headed the Office of the Supervising Architect of the United States Department of the Treasury, which oversaw major Federal buildings.
During that period he designed or supervised design of many courthouses, post offices and other public buildings.
During 1884–1901 he worked alone as a private architect, and during 1901–1909 he worked with Frederick A. Kendall as partner. From December 1878 to May 1879, Hill was suspended from his office while being investigated for fraud, with John Fraser serving as acting Supervising Architect in Hill's absence. Acquitted, Hill was immediately restored to his position.
Works associated with Hill include:
- Atlantic Building, 928-30 F Street, NW, Washington, DC; built 1887-1888
- Sidney R. Yates Federal Building (originally the Bureau of Engraving and Printing), 14th St. and Independence Ave. Washington, DC, NRHP-listed; built 1878–1880
- Government Printing Office, North Capitol Street between G and H Streets, NW, Washington, DC
- National Bank of Washington, Washington Branch, 301 7th St., N.W. Washington, DC, NRHP-listed
- Old Post Office, State Street and Broadway, Albany, New York (NRHP listed)
- Richmond Hill House, 45 Richmond Hill Rd. Asheville, North Carolina, NRHP-listed
- Riggs National Bank, Washington Loan and Trust Company Branch, SW corner of 9th and F Sts., NW. Washington, DC, NRHP-listed
- St. Margaret's Church, 1820 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC; built in 1895; Hill is credited with design work done for construction in 1900.
- Security Storage, 1140 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC; built 1890; demolished 1965
- The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (The Auditor's Building), National Register of Historic Places nomination document, 1978
- Tanya Beauchamp (1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: National Bank of Washington, Washington Branch / National Bank of Washington". and accompanying photo from 1969
- Historic Preservation Division of the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites, July 1, 2002
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- Richmond Hill House, National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary, National Park Service website
William Appleton Potter
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Mifflin E. Bell
- Margaret Gordon Davis (1981), James G. Hill, Victorian architect, Washington, M.A. thesis, University of Virginia