Frank Lockwood (architect)

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Montgomery City Hall (1936–37) in Montgomery, Alabama.

Frank Lockwood (1865-1935) was one of Montgomery, Alabama's leading architects.[1]


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.[2]

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.[2]

One of Lockwood's buildings was The Standard Club in Montgomery, designed in 1929. A modern gated community was later built on the site and called Lockwood.[3]


A number of their works are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Works include (with attribution):


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  2. ^ a b Tom Connor, Architect had impact on capital, The Advertiser (Montgomery), July 29, 1992. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
  3. ^ About Our Neighbourhood, Lockwood webpages. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.