Ira Edgar Hill was born in Elmira, NY, the son of Frank and Harriet (Smith) Hill. After graduating from the Elmira public schools, he obtained his Certificate of Proficiency in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1896. While at the University he received first mention in architectural design problems for the Special Class, Second Year. After graduation he was employed by E.V. Seeler and subsequently became his head draftsman. In 1899 Hill was a member of the T-Square Club and placed second in the Club's competition for its Traveling Scholarship. During his stay in Philadelphia, Hill also was an instructor in building construction for the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art.
At the time of his death Ira Edgar Hill was residing in Geneva, NY, where he was architect for Hobart College.
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