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Philip Hooker

Philip Hooker
Born October 28, 1766
Died January 31, 1836(1836-01-31) (agedĀ 69)
Buildings Hyde Hall, Albany City Hall, Hart-Cluett Mansion

Philip Hooker was an American architect from Albany, New York. He designed Hyde Hall, the facade of the Hamilton College Chapel, The Albany Academy, Albany City Hall, Hart-Cluett Mansion and the original New York State Capitol building.[1] He is believed to have designed the Gen. John G. Weaver House at Utica, New York.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[3]

An existing National Register of Historic Places building that he designed, with John H. Lothrop, is:

Two other National Register of Historic Places that are also National Historic Landmarks which he designed are:

Other notable buildings include:

He also designed many private residences for wealthy Albanians including the Van Rensselaers, Cornings, Pruyn's, Lansings, William James and others. One mansion, built for Samuel Hill, is now the Fort Orange Club at 110 Washington Avenue.

He was also a politician and a member of the "Albany Regency."[1]

He was originally buried in the State Street Burial Grounds in Albany; his body was reinterred in the 1860s at the Albany Rural Cemetery, in lot 12, section 49, in Menands, New York.[4]

Two monographs have been written on Hooker's work:

  • Edward W. Root. Philip Hooker: A Contribution to the Study of the Renaissance in America (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons), 1929.
  • Douglas G. Bucher and Walter Richard Wheeler. A Neat Plain Modern Stile: Philip Hooker and His Contemporaries, 1796-1836 (Amherst, Mass.: University Of Massachusetts Press), 1993.


External links

  • Philip Hooker, at Find-a-grave
  • Philip Hooker Biography

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