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

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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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creatorOf Hood, Raymond Mathewson, 1881-1934. Raymond Hood architectural records for two proposals: Tower City and City Under a Single Roof, 1927-1929. University of Pennsylvania, Architectural Archives
creatorOf Hood, Raymond Mathewson, 1881-1934. Raymond Mathewson Hood papers, 1903-1931. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hood, Raymond Mathewson, 1881-1934. 342 West 42nd Street Corporation, New York City, [McGraw-Hill Building] [graphic] : [Part 1] / Raymond Hood, Godley & Fouilhoux, architects. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957. TLS, 1933 January 21 : [s.l.], to Raymond Hood. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Hood, Raymond Mathewson, 1881-1934. 342 West 42nd Street Corporation, New York City, [McGraw-Hill Building] [graphic] : [Part 2] / Raymond Hood, Godley & Fouilhoux, architects. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company/George Collins. Architectural records. Series II: Project Records. Subseries 12: Files, Illinois, 1893-1939. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Woolf, S. J. (Samuel Johnson), 1880-1948. Portraits of well-known men / S.J. Woolf. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hood, Raymond Mathewson, 1881-1934. Daily News Building, New York City [graphic]. [Part 1] / John M. Howells ; Raymond M. Hood, associated architects. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Radio City, New York [model]. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Hood, Raymond : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Hood, Raymond Mathewson, 1881-1934. Daily News Building, New York City [graphic]. [Part 3] / John M. Howells ; Raymond M. Hood, associated architects. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hood, Raymond Mathewson, 1881-1934. Tribune Tower, Chicago [model]. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
creatorOf Hood, Raymond Mathewson, 1881-1934. Correspondence to Paul Philippe Cret, 1928-1929. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Hood, Raymond Mathewson, 1881-1934. Daily News Building, New York City [graphic]. [Part 2] / John M. Howells ; Raymond M. Hood, associated architects. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Raymond Mathewson Hood : vertical file. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
creatorOf HOOD, RAYMOND. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Harrison, Fouilhoux, & Abramovitz. Alterations & additions to the office of J.H. McGraw, president [of McGraw-Hill] [graphic] / Harrison, Fouilhoux, & Abramovitz, architects & engineers. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Chicago Tribune Tower collection, 1922-1953. Aurora University, Phillips Library
creatorOf Hood, Raymond Mathewson, 1881-1934. Raymond M. Hood architectural drawings and papers, circa 1890-1944. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991. person
associatedWith Abramovitz, Max, 1908-2004. person
associatedWith American Radiator Building (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Chicago Tribune Building (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Chicago Tribune (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Daily News Building, 220 East 42nd Street (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Daily News Building, 220 East 42nd Street (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Daily News Building, 220 East 42nd Street (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Daily News Building (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Dreyer, Louis H., person
associatedWith Fouilhoux, Jacques André, 1879-1945. person
associatedWith Godley, Frederick A., d. 1961. person
associatedWith Gottscho, Samuel H. (Samuel Herman), 1875-1971, person
associatedWith Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company/George Collins. corporateBody
associatedWith Harrison and Abramovitz. corporateBody
associatedWith Harrison, Fouilhoux & Abramovitz. corporateBody
associatedWith Harrison, Fouilhoux, & Abramovitz. corporateBody
associatedWith Harrison, Wallace K. (Wallace Kirkman), 1895- person
associatedWith Hood & Fouilhoux. corporateBody
associatedWith Hood & Fouilhoux. corporateBody
associatedWith Howells & Hood. corporateBody
associatedWith Howells, John Mead, 1868-1959. person
associatedWith Kelham, W. H., person
associatedWith Kilham, Walter H. person
associatedWith Landefeld, Carl, person
associatedWith McGraw-Hill building (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith McGraw-Hill Building (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Peaceful Arts (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Peaceful Arts (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Peaceful Arts (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith National City Bank of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Raymond Hood, Godley & Fouilhoux. corporateBody
associatedWith Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957. person
associatedWith Rockefeller Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950. person
associatedWith Scottish Rite Masonic Temple (Scranton, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Tribune Tower (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Woolf, S. J. (Samuel Johnson), 1880-1948. person
associatedWith Wright, Hamilton M. person
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Birth 1881-03-29

Death 1934-08-14

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