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|Born||October 28, 1766|
|Died||January 31, 1836(aged 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, and the original New York State Capitol building. He is believed to have designed the Gen. John G. Weaver House at Utica, New York. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
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:
- North Dutch Reformed Church (1797-1799)
- New York State Arsenal (1799; razed)
- St. Peter's Episcopal Church (1802; razed 1859)
- New York State Bank (1803; portions of front elevation survive)
- Early New York State Capitol Building (1806; razed 1883)
- Bank of Albany (1809; rzed)
- Mechanics and Farmers Bank (1811; portions reused in receiving vault, Glenmont)
- Albany Academy Building (now Joseph Henry Memorial), 1815
- Aiken House, Rensselaer, New York (1816)
- St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (1829; razed)
- Albany City Hall (1832, destroyed by fire in 1880)
He also designed many private residences for wealthy Albanians including the Van Rensselaers, Cornings, Pruyns, Lansings, William James and others. One mansion attributed to him and built for Samuel Hill, is now the Fort Orange Club at 110 Washington Avenue.
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.
- "Hyde Hall—History and Architecture (click on History and Architecture)". Hyde Hall, Inc.
- Nancy L. Todd (September 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Gen. John G. Weaver House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-01-08.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- Albany Rural Cemetery, Notable People Accessed September 1, 2010