Charles F. Jost

Charles Jost was born in East St. Louis and graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a degree in architecture. At one time, he held architectural licenses in 25 states.  Jost joined Bank Building & Equipment Corporation in 1940 and was with the firm until 1977. He served in several capacities at the firm, developing the company's design awards program. According to his obituary, Jost also operated his own firm for a while.  He was also a musician and artist, as he painted cities the way that he believed they would look many years later. As a musician, he played clarinet, accordion and piano.  Charles Jost died in 2004.  Jost was architect who oversaw work for Bank Building & Equipment Corporation on the Perpetual Building Association in Silver Spring, Maryland.