Hood, Raymond M. (Raymond Mathewson), 1881-1934

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1881-03-29
Death 1934-08-14
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Architect; New York, N.Y.

From the description of Raymond Mathewson Hood papers, 1903-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502667

A practicing architect, Hood was a partner in the New York City architectural firm Raymond Hood, Godley & Fouiloux and also in Howells & Hood.

From the description of Raymond M. Hood architectural drawings and papers, circa 1890-1944. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 505720130

One of the most important shapers of urban form in the United States during the early 20th century, Raymond Mathewson Hood (1881-1934) studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Hood worked in the offices of Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson and Palmer & Hornbostle prior to establishing his practice in New York City in 1914. His reputation was built by a succession of trend-setting skyscrapers, starting with his competition-winning entry for the Chicago Tribune Tower (completed 1925), continuing with his more original designs for The Daily News Building (completed 1930), the McGraw-Hill Building (completed 1931), and Rockefeller Center (completed between 1931 and 1940) by Hood, Godley & Fouilhoux, in association with Reinhard & Hofmeister and Corbett, Harrison & McMurray.

From the description of Raymond Hood architectural records for two proposals: Tower City and City Under a Single Roof, 1927-1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122348144

In 1931 adddress changed from 342 to 330 West 42nd Street.

In 1932 firm name became Hood & Fouilhoux, architects.

330 West 42nd Street has also been known as the GHI Building (Group Health Insurance) since McGraw-Hill, Inc. moved to Rockefeller Center in the 1960s.

From the description of 342 West 42nd Street Corporation, New York City, [McGraw-Hill Building] [graphic] : [Part 1] / Raymond Hood, Godley & Fouilhoux, architects. 1930-1934. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 83575693

In 1932 firm name became Hood & Fouilhoux, architects.

In 1931 address changed from 342 to 330 West 42nd street.

From the description of 342 West 42nd Street Corporation, New York City, [McGraw-Hill Building] [graphic] : [Part 2] / Raymond Hood, Godley & Fouilhoux, architects. 1930-1934. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 80064474

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