Wyatt C. Hedrick
|Wyatt Cephus Hedrick|
|Born||December 17, 1888
|Died||May 5, 1964 (age 75)
|Alma mater||Roanoke College
Washington and Lee University
|Practice||Wyatt Hedrick & Co.|
Eudora Welty House
|Projects||Texas and Pacific Terminal Complex
Will Rogers Memorial Center
Wyatt Cephus Hedrick (December 17, 1888, in Chatham, Virginia – May 5, 1964, in Houston, Harris County, Texas) was an American architect, engineer, and developer most active in Texas and the American South.
In 1922, Hedrick began his work as an architect in Fort Worth, Texas, and three years later opened his own office. He was responsible for many of the tallest buildings in Fort Worth, and several of his works are included on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1918 he married Pauline Stripling. In 1925, he married Mildred Sterling, and in 1931 his father-in-law, Ross S. Sterling, became governor of Texas.
Hedrick worked mainly in a stripped-down classical style. With his extensive university and government work, at one time his firm was the third-largest in the United States.
Hedrick is also known for his 8 Texas courthouses, all of which are still standing. They include: Austin County, Brazoria County, Coke County, Coleman County, Comanche, County, Kent County, Motley County, and Yoakum County.
Selected works (with shared attribution where applicable) include:
selected ones by date
- Petroleum Building (1921), 210 W. 6th. St. Fort Worth, Texas, NRHP-listed
- Administration Building (1925), Texas Tech University, Lubbock
- Eudora Welty House (1925), 1119 Pinehurst St. Jackson, Mississippi, 1925, NRHP-listed
- Medical Arts Building (1926)), Fort Worth, Texas, no longer extant (razed)
- Fort Worth Elks Lodge 124, 512 W. 4th St. Fort Worth, TX, 1927, NRHP-listed
- Historic Electric Building, 410 W. 7th St. Fort Worth, TX, 1929, NRHP-listed
- Yucca Theatre (1929), Midland, Texas, still in operation!
- Sterick Building (1930), 8 N. 3rd St. Memphis, Tennessee, NRHP-listed
- Commerce Building (1930), Fort Worth, Texas
- Texas and Pacific Terminal and Warehouse (1931), Lancaster and Throckmorton Sts., Fort Worth, Texas, an Art Deco skyscraper, NRHP-listed as Texas and Pacific Terminal Complex
- Psychopathic Hospital (1932), later known as the Polk Building, within NRHP-listed Western State Hospital Historic District
- United States Post Office (1933), Lancaster and Jennings Ave. Fort Worth, Texas, NRHP-listed
- Will Rogers Memorial Center (1936), Fort Worth, Texas (with Elmer G. Withers)
- Fort Worth City Hall (1938), now the Public Safety and Courts Building, Fort Worth, Texas (with Elmer G. Withers)
- The legendary Shamrock Hotel (1946–1949) (razed), Houston, Texas
- B H Carroll Memorial Building (1948), Fort Worth, Texas
- Corrigan Tower (1952), Dallas
- Amarillo US Post Office and Courthouse, 205 E. Fifth St. Amarillo, TX, NRHP-listed
- Anderson, Neil P., Building, 411 W. 7th St. Fort Worth, TX, NRHP-listed
- Baker Hotel, 200 E. Hubbard St. Mineral Wells, TX, NRHP-listed
- Cotton Belt Building, 1517 W. Front St. Tyler, TX (McKenzie, H.J.& Wyatt C. Hedrick), NRHP-listed
- Fidelity Union Life Insurance Building, 1511 Bryan and 1507 Pacific Ave. Dallas, TX, NRHP-listed
- First National Bank Building, 711 Houston St. Fort Worth, TX, NRHP-listed
- Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway Depot, 1801 Ave. G Lubbock, TX, NRHP-listed
- Houston Street Viaduct, Houston St. roughly between Arlington St. and Lancaster Ave. Dallas, TX (Hedrick & Cochrane), NRHP-listed
- Old Houston National Bank, 202 Main St. Houston, TX (Hedrick & Gottlieb, Inc.), NRHP-listed
- Sam Houston Hotel, 1117 Prairie St. Houston, TX (Sanguinet, Staats, Hedrick & Gottlie), NRHP-listed
- Sanger Brothers Building, 410-412 Houston St. Fort Worth, TX, NRHP-listed
- Snider Hall, 3305 Dyer St. Dallas, TX, NRHP-listed
- St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 501 W. Magnolia Ave. Fort Worth, TX (Sanguinet,Staats & Hedrick), NRHP-listed
- Texas Technological College Dairy Barn, Texas Tech University campus Lubbock, TX (Sanguinet,Staats & Hedrick), NRHP-listed
- Virginia Hall, Southern Methodist University campus, 3325 Dyer St. Dallas, TX, NRHP-listed
- West Texas Utilities Company Power Plant, 100 Block of N. Second St. Abilene, TX, NRHP-listed
- One or more works in Wharton County Courthouse Historic Commercial District, Roughly bounded by the alley N of Milam St., Rusk St., Elm St. and Richmond St. Wharton, TX, NRHP-listed
Media related to Wyatt Hedrick at Wikimedia Commons
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- James B. Jones and Claudette Stager (April 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Western State Hospital Historic District / Western State Hospital for the Insane at Bolivar / Western State Psychiatric Hospital / Western Mental Health Institute" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved April 24, 2017. With 38 photos from 1987.