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BILLINGS, Hammatt, architect, died in Boston, 14 November 1874. He lived in Boston for many years, and designed numerous Churches and public buildings throughout the United States. He was an artist of versatile talent and refined taste, and executed decorative designs and drew illustrations for books, besides making plans for buildings and monuments. The Pilgrims' monument at Plymouth, and the case of the great organ in Boston music-hall, are after his designs. Many book-covers were designed by him. He made in sepia a noted drawing called the "Enchanted Monk."
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