James B. Cook

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St. Mary's Catholic Church, 155 Market St., Memphis, TN.

James B. Cook was an English-trained architect who worked in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1800s.[1][2]

He was born in England and educated at King's College and Putney College. He served as a supervising architect on the construction of the Crystal Palace for London's Great Exhibition of 1851. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1855. [3]

He designed submarines for the Confederate army in the American Civil War.[3]

A number of his works are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[2]

He was associated with Andrew Johnson, a contractor and architect in northern Mississippi.[1]:4


  1. ^ a b Judith Holland and P. Ana Gordon (January 13, 1983). "The Architecture of Andrew Johnson in North Mississippi" (PDF). 
  2. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ a b Perre Magness. "James B. Cook". Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture.