Born in Philadelphia, Elijah E. Myers probably studied architecture with Samuel Sloan. If that is the case, he learned well because he later distinguished himself as a designer of courthouses and state capitols. In a surviving 23 May 1871 letter, Myers, then living in Springfield, IL, notes his personal acquaintance with Sloan (23 years), as well as with <3>Addison Hutton3> (10 years). In 1891 he presented himself as a candidate for the position of Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury, to succeed James H. Windrim; however, Willoughby J. Edbrooke received the appointment.
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