1893
George Post Elected League President

1893
George B. Post, League President, 1893-1897

“It is usual at the stated meetings of the league to appoint a subject for discussion, and that selected for this evening, ‘The Architecture of the Federal Government,’ is eminently appropriate at this time, for the attention of the public has been of late forcibly directed by the press to the disgraceful character of the architecture of the Government. The members of the league have been most prominent in showing its glaring defects and extravagant construction. It is the proud boast of the architect that his work forms the most positive and enduring evidence of civilization. In all countries and times…the Government has been the great builder. Is the American architect so far behind the world in professional skill that our public buildings must of necessity be bad in design?” George B. Post, Speech before the 10th Annual Exhibition dinner