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son of a Methodist minister, was born in 1880 in in infancy and reared by an aunt, Phillips lived
Sedalia, in the home
of the School became
noted black poet Paul
Lawrence Dunbar while attending Howard University Law
in Washington, D.C. a prominent figure
After graduation PHillips moved to in civic affairs while maintaining a
tice representing universities as well as deposed union officials.
3 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 23 February 1937, p. 2C.
^According to the Post-Dispatch, 21 February 1937,
1923 bonds, $1,530,000; 1933 bonds, $845,000; $545,000 received and $80,000 expected.
the funding sources $180,000; PWA
was born and educated in St.
two years beginning
at Washington University's School
of Fine Arts (night school) before 1912, he was employed as a draftsman for
the City of St. Public Service. as late as 1954
Louis and by 1919, he was listed as an architect for the Board of He rose to the rank of Chief Architect for the City where he worked
23 February 1937,
G. Phillips Hospital], Homer Homer G. Phillips Hospital,
8St. Louis Star,
9 Park 0. White, Louis, Missouri.
Papers, Washington University School
"The History of Homer G.
Journal of the black director
(November took office
1961): 545. The in January 1940.