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John Rochester Thomas (1848-1901[fn]"John R. Thomas Dead", <em>New York Times</em> (August 29, 1901), 7.[/fn]), is credited (or co-credited) in the AIA Guide with the New York City Hall of Records (now Surrogate's Court) on Centre Street; the New York Presbyterian Church (West 128th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.); Reformed Low Dutch Church of Harlem (West 123rd Street and Lenox Avenue); St. John's Episcopal Church (St. John's Place); Squadron A Armory (Park Avenue and East 95th Street). He is credited with more than 150 churches, and 1896 he won a competition to design a new City Hall for New York City[fn]"John R. Thomas Dead", <em>New York Times</em> (August 29, 1901), 7.[/fn].
Additional buildings include the Second Reformed Church and Calvary Baptist Church in Manhattan; the Rochester Theological Seminary; the natural history building at the University of Virginia; Sibley Hall at Rochester University; the Willard Asylum at Willard, N.Y.; the New Jersey State Reformatory at Rahway; the Eastern New York Reformatory at Elmira; the Hays Building on Maiden Lane; the Old New York Stock Exchange.[fn]"John R. Thomas Dead", <em>New-York Tribune</em> (August 29, 1901), 9.[/fn]
Listed in Brooklyn Eagle article on Bedford Heights Baptist Chapel as J.N. Thompson.
Image: <em>The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography</em>, New York: James T. White and Company, Volume IX, p. 329.