Frank Lockwood (architect)
Lockwood was born in 1865 in New Jersey to English parents. His father was an engineer. Growing up in New York City Frank was a talented singer and was, at one point, offered a contract with the Metropolitan Opera. However, his mother persuaded him to study architecture. After graduating from Princeton University and Pratt Institute he lived in Columbus, Georgia, before moving to Montgomery in 1894.
Lockwood embarked on a 41-year career in Montgomery. He designed scores of residential homes and many important public buildings. He died in 1935 at his home on Adams Avenue.
Works include (with attribution):
- Alabama State Capitol (north and south wings), Montgomery, Alabama, National Historic Landmark
- Avant House, 909 Sanford Rd. Andalusia, Alabama, NRHP-listed
- Bell House, 550 Upper Kingston Rd. Prattville, Alabama, NRHP-listed
- Gilmer Estate, 1655 Gilmer Ave. Montgomery, Alabama
- Covington County Courthouse and Jail, 101 N. Court Sq. Andalusia, Alabama, NRHP-listed
- Demopolis Public School (built 1914), 601 S. Main Ave. Demopolis, Alabama, NRHP-listed
- First Baptist Church of Wetumpka, 205 West Bridge St. Wetumpka, Alabama, NRHP-listed
- First National Bank Building, 101 S. Cotton St. Andalusia, Alabama, NRHP-listed
- Old Calhoun County Courthouse, 314 E. Central Ave. Blountstown, Florida, NRHP-listed
- Marcus Meyer Skinner House, 2612 Summerfield Rd. Selma, Alabama, NRHP-listed
- Dr. C. A. Thigpen House, 1412 S. Perry St. Montgomery, Alabama, NRHP-listed
- Troy High School (1917), 436 Elm St. Troy, Alabama, NRHP-listed, demolished in 2010.
- Montgomery City Hall (1936–37), Montgomery, Alabama. Completed after Lockwood's death to replace the original city hall that burned in 1932. Construction was delayed by a lack of funds during the Great Depression.
- Tom Connor, Architect had impact on capital, The Advertiser (Montgomery), July 29, 1992. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
- About Our Neighbourhood, Lockwood webpages. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.