Partners for this firm included the elder John Fraser, along with younger members Frank Furness and George W. Hewitt. According to Furness's biographer, George E. Thomas, although Fraser might be considered the senior, more experienced partner of this office, his own work was most like "patternbook architecture of the day." His political connections, however, proved expeditious for the younger men. When he accepted a position as acting supervising architect for the U.S. Treasury in 1871, he left the firm, leaving the younger men to work as Furness & Hewitt.
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