John McComb
engineer and architect; b. October 17, 1763 (in New York); d. May 25, 1853.
His family were Scotch, and settled in New York. He designed the front of the old government house in New York, 1790, S. John's church, the Murray Street and the Bleeckcr Street churches, and many public and private buildings in New York, Philadelphia, and the Eastern states. McComb was supervising architect of the city of New York during the erection of the City Hall, and is supposed to have been its designer.

Ivan Igorowich Staroff
A Russian architect who built about 1790 the Alexander Newski church in Saint Petersburg, also called the Pantheon. He built, according to the designs of Guadagni, the church of S. Sophia in Saint Petersburg.




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