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Born: 12/16/1878

Arthur B. Gill was born in Wilbraham, MA, and received his B.S. at Pennsylvania State University in 1900 before moving to Philadelphia and pursuing architectural study at the University of Pennsylvania, where he gained his B.S. in Architecture in 1904. Although Gill's career was firmly established in Philadelphia, by the 1920s he was operating from an office in Camden, NJ, and was a member and president of the Camden Society of Architects.

Gill began his career as a draftsman in the office of Seymour and Paul Davis, with whom he remained from 1904 to 1907. From there he went to the offices of H. L. Reinhold (1907-1908), Newman & Harris (1908-1911), and the Philadelphia Board of Education (1911-1914). He also established a partnership with S. H. Bailey Mercer, a builder, in 1908 and worked with him under the title Gill & Mercer until 1911. After several years of independent practice following 1911, Gill and Milton Roy Sheen, another contractor, founded the short-lived Sheen & Gill.

By 1922 Gill had disappeared from the Philadelphia city directories and further projects reported for him by the Philadelphia Real Estate Record and Builders Guide indicate an office at 519 Market Street in Camden, NJ.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

Clubs and Membership Organizations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • New Jersey Society of Architects
  • West Jersey Society of Architects

School Affiliations

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania State University


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