Born in England and raised in Ohio, Alfred B. Mullett learned his career through the apprenticeship system, working in 1857 for Isaiah Rogers in Cincinnati. During the Civil War Mullett began his career in government service; and although relatively short, his architectural career was surprisingly prolific. Chiefly known as the architect for federal buildings, Mullett served as the Supervising Architect of the U. S. Treasury from 1866 to 1874, but continued to practice independently in the District of Columbia following his formal resignation from federal employ.
Since he was a federal architect, Mullett's designs for Treasury Buildings, post offices, courthouses, and customs houses can be found all across the country, but especially up and down the East coast. Locally he designed the Appraisers' Stores in Philadelphia (1867-1871), Courthouse and Post Office, Trenton, NJ (1873-1878), and Post Office and Courthouse, Philadelphia (1874-1884).
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